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21 Dec 2023

UK Supreme Court Rejects AI-Created Patents

Dr. Stephen Thaler's AI 'creativity machine' [DABUS](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DABUS) created two inventions, but the UK Supreme Court [refused to grant patents](https://www.engadget.com/uk-supreme-court-rules-ai-cant-be-a-patent-inventor-must-be-a-natural-person-131207359.html?src=rss) for them, asserting only a 'natural person' can be an inventor under current UK patent law. Thaler's legal team criticizes the law as inadequate for AI-generated inventions. By denying AI the status of inventor, the ruling effectively maintains a clear distinction between human and machine creativity, ensuring that only humans can be legal recipients of patents.