Staas & Halsey LLP (S&H) continues to monitor the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the illness caused by a novel coronavirus. We have taken measures to continue to provide uninterrupted service to our clients during the COVID-19 outbreak in the USA and other countries.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the USPTO has extended certain deadlines and waived petition fees, and has established a COVID-19 Response Resource Center. The USPTO announcements with details of these actions are set forth on the USPTO website at the URL https://www.uspto.gov/coronavirus...
What happens when Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems start to “invent”? Can companies list the AI system as an inventor in a Patent Application? The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) answered this very question with a definitive no, when it denied a Petition in April.