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Mary Lou Wakimura was Interviewed on Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Data by Managing IP

March 9, 2023

Mary Lou Wakimura, Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, was recently interviewed for an article in Managing IP.  The article poses China’s lead on generative AI patent filings as driven by lax laws, incentives, and spurious applications.

Managing IP reports that “Generative artificial intelligence has just started gaining momentum with the growing popularity of new tools such as ChatGPT, but data reveals that China has already left other jurisdictions far behind in patenting the technology.”

According to the article, attorneys such as Mary Lou “say generative AI models can be quite useful for digital image or music corrections because of their predictive abilities.”

‘This is where I'm hopeful we would start seeing some patent activity,’ she says.”

She adds, “With the quality of data sets by generative AI tools increasingly being questioned, perhaps we will see more patenting activity in how to train AI systems better and increase the standard of their output.”

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