The EPO has refused two European patent applications in which a machine was designated as inventor.
In an effort to enhance international co-operation in order to strengthen the global patent system, the EPO has signed a Reinforced Partnership agreement with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).
WIPO’s Chief economist, Carsten Fink discusses some of the key findings of the 2019 World Intellectual Property report on The Geography of Innovation: Local Hotspots, Global Networks.
Is an inventor always human?
Have you ever wondered where the next Einstein will come from? Africa perhaps?