Thu 4th Feb 2021

Why are tech giants registering so many AI patents?

The role of intellectual property in crystallising a company’s intangible asset value is being increasingly recognised.

In this video, expert patent attorneys Virginia Driver and Tom Woodhouse explore why tech giants are registering so many AI patents.


They highlight how copyright protection alone is not sufficient to protect this valuable asset because it only protects the code itself and not the underlying idea. Using patents to protect IP plugs this gap.


They also discuss how trade secrets and confidential information are overvalued by start-ups into scale-ups.


To find out how patents can protect the value of innovation in your artificial intelligence or software, please contact the patents team on 020 7831 7929 or visit our website to arrange a free initial consultation on protecting your intellectual property.


This briefing is for general information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. We can discuss specific issues and facts on an individual basis. Please note that the law may have changed since the day this was first published in January 2020.


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