The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) provides patent examination case examples pertinent to artificial intelligence (AI) related technologiesApril 2020
The Japanese Patent Office (JPO) has provided patent examination case examples pertinent to artificial intelligence (AI) related technologies. The case examples provide hypothetical claims in various technologies (e.g., autonomous driving, bodyweight estimation, cancer level calculation, etc.) and show that AI patents are patentable in Japan in much the same way as they are in the U.S. - by demonstrating and claiming an improvement to an underlying technical system and by describing that improvement as part of an AI workflow (e.g., pre-processing of training data) in a patent application.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this post is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney. Views expressed are those of the author and are not to be attributed to Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP or any of its former, present, or future clients.