r/MachineLearning - [D] US Patent Office: Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions

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There's been many popular posts on this subreddit regarding patents on well known ML techniques. Here is your chance to voice your concerns to the US patent office. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is interested in gathering information on patent-related issues regarding artificial intelligence inventions for purposes of evaluating whether further examination guidance is needed to promote the reliability and predictability of patenting artificial intelligence inventions. To assist in gathering this information, the USPTO is publishing questions on artificial intelligence inventions to obtain written comments from the public. The questions are designed to cover a variety of topics from patent examination policy to whether new forms of intellectual property protection are needed.