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Video: Software and AI innovations – what can and can’t be patented, and how to use other IP to protect them

You have developed some really innovative software or AI-based tech. But how can you protect it, when you've been told that it's difficult to get a patent for software or AI.

Your intellectual property is fundamental to the value of your business, and “is it is protected?” with be an investor’s first question. So what are your options?

In this video, experts from Ward Hadaway and Definition IP discuss how to protect software and AI innovations using the patent system, including:

  • explanations and common examples of what can and can’t be protected,
  • how to best exploit “grey areas”
  • the direction patent law is heading in
  • when a patent can’t be obtained what protection can be obtained using other IP rights and legal contracts

This is the third in Ward Hadaway’s autumn series of commercial law webinars looking at a whole host of topics. For information on other events in the series, including recordings of previous sessions, please click here.

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Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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