Two recent patent applications seek protection for inventions that were created autonomously by artificial intelligence without a human inventor. The applicants want the AI to be deemed the inventor and the AI’s owners to receive the patent rights.
Category Archives: Technology
Legal and regulatory battles continue over net neutrality, the concept that all internet traffic should be treated equally.
In Mozilla v. Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Commission’s deregulatory approach to net neutrality but also struck down an order blocking states from implementing their own rules.
Jones Day partner Brett Shumate explains what the court’s decision could mean for net neutrality moving forward.
President Trump’s American AI Initiative is a far-reaching plan designed to ensure the United States remains a world leader in artificial intelligence research, development, and deployment. Jones Day’s Emily Tait, Samir Jain, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the focus areas defined by the Initiative, the government agencies involved, and the short-term and long-term implications of the President’s actions.
Our first in a series of Jones Day Talks podcasts on Blockchain features Jones Day’s Jim Cox, coeditor of the American Bar Association book Blockchain for Business Lawyers, answering common blockchain questions such as: What is blockchain? How does it work? What are its current and future applications? And who—and where—is Satoshi Nakamoto? (Running time: 21:48)
Cyberattacks, which can result in data breaches and the unauthorized access of a company’s—or its clients’ and customers’—information, are a threat to organizations of nearly any size. Jones Day’s Jeff Rabkin, Jimmy Kitchen, and Rich DeNatale talk about how organizations can prepare so they can respond effectively in the event of a cyberattack.
The “monkey selfie” matter raises intriguing questions regarding the current state of U.S. copyright laws. Courts have ruled that a non-human can’t be granted copyright protection, but then what are the implications for works created via artificial intelligence? Jones Day partners Meredith Wilkes and Emily Tait discuss the aftermath of Naruto v. Slater and explain how companies can guard and protect their creative work.
Autonomous vehicles, and their artificial intelligence-driven operating systems, raise ethical questions not usually associated with a technological advancement. This means complex considerations─sometimes with life-or-death implications─must be addressed by in-house counsel at the organizations developing self-driving cars. Jones Day partner Paul Rafferty identifies these concerns, discusses how they are addressed by current law and professional guidelines, and explains how affected companies and their legal staffs can learn more.
Jones Day partner Bob Kantner discusses privacy and data security matters, consumer protections, liability concerns, intellectual property rights, and other legal issues for U.S. and multinational companies competing in the rapidly evolving artificial intelligence sector.
Craig Waldman, Head of Jones Day’s West Coast Antitrust Practice, talks about antitrust law in the tech sector and how innovation, competition, R&D, and similar factors can affect business practices for organizations developing, acquiring, and implementing new and emerging technology.