Computers should be allowed to patent their inventions, experts have claimed. They say without a change in the law, the findings warn that there will be less innovation, caused by uncertainty, which would prevent industry from capitalising on the huge potential of creative computers. They say the future will bring more disputes over inventorship, with individuals taking credit for inventions that are not genuinely theirs, they say. Researchers say uncertainty could stifle innovation unless the changes are made. We are also likely to see disputes over inventorship, they say.