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Artificial intelligence: Hype vs. reality and the impact on the patent industry

Introduction The generally accepted definition of artificial intelligence (AI) is the demonstration of intelligence by machines. In computer science AI research is defined as the study of “intelligent agents”: any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals.  More commonly, it’s a term that is used […]

US 10 millionth patent reflects accelerating pace of innovation

10 million. A big number? Well, if you’re talking about the number of stars in the universe, not so big. But if we’re talking about patents, it’s huge. On June 19th 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced the publication of US patent number 10,000,000.  Following much speculation in the industry about potential candidates […]

Patent workflow and technology

The machines are taking over Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are steadily taking over every aspect of routine life including automation in the field of IP. In all aspects of life, the AI revolution is here to help us, even though the solution is removing the human broker from the workflow. Over the last […]