As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are integrated into an increasing number of products and services, litigation issues involving patents and trade secrets will increase. In this hoganlovells.com interview, IP partners Celine Crowson (Washington, D.C.), Jason Lohr (San Francisco/Silicon Valley), and Dr. Chris Mammen (San Francisco) discuss the evolution of AI and machine learning in a broad range of industries, their likely impacts on IP protection, and what companies can do now to prepare for future legal issues. The following questions are answered.
- To date, there hasn’t been much patent litigation or activity around AI and IP. Do you have a perspective on when it may ramp up?
- What types of patent issues involving AI are concerning clients?
- What types of industries need to be thinking about the legal risks associated with IP and AI?
- What is the difference between machine learning and AI?
- What are some of the infringement issues companies face when they use AI or machine learning in their products?
- From a high-level perspective, what is the distinction between patents and trade secrets?
- What types of information should clients include in their AI-related patents?
Read the full interview on HL.com here