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University of Surrey professor files first-ever patent applications created by AI

A University of Surrey professor has filed the first-ever patent applications for inventions created autonomously by artificial intelligence (AI).

The algorithm will hire your patent lawyer now

Ex Parte uses court data and a proprietary ranking system based on real-life lawyers’ experience and past results to predict who will win appeals in patent cases at the Federal Circuit.

Walmart wants to patent a Stablecoin that looks a lot like Facebook Libra

Retail giant Walmart has applied for a cryptocurrency patent that bears some similarities to the Libra token proposed by Facebook in mid-June.

Katy Perry, Capitol Records to pay £2.2m in copyright case against Christian rapper Flame

Katy Perry will pay damages to a Christian rapper after a jury in California found that her song Dark Horse plagiarised one of his tracks.

And finally…

Jamie Vardy and wife Rebecca fail in bid to trademark ‘Chat s*** get banged’

Jamie Vardy and his wife Rebecca wanted to trademark ‘Chat s*** get banged’, a phrase which appears in a new song from Ed Sheeran and Stormzy.

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