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Artificial intelligence – born with patents

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When Google’s AlphaGo beat the No. 1 Go player in the world in 2016, the world started to realise the magic power of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Many innovators and investors have since shifted their focus from social networks to AI in the hope of being involved in the next technology wave. The rules of the …

Prior Art Searches, Freedom-to-Operate Searches – what’s the difference?

Prior art searches, freedom-to-operate searches: what’s the difference?

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There are two common document searches in relation to patents: prior art searches and freedom-to-operate (FTO) searches. A prior art search is used to identify prior art documents in the world that might have disclosed your invention. The analysis of the prior art documents identified from the prior art search is able to show if …

Patent Searching: Boon or Bane?

Patent searching: Boon or Bane?

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Patent searches are an important commercial tool for reasons depending on the type of search being conducted. However, the mere act of conducting patent searches to obtain relevant information about the background (or prior art) of your invention inevitably raises obligations to disclose the results of that search to various patent offices which require such …