October 09 2023 0Comment

Can AI powered tools detect and prevent intellectual property infringement in India?

Since its birth at Dartmouth College in 1956, artificial intelligence (AI) has advanced significantly, evolving from a simple tool to a collaborative force reshaping industries and professions. This article focuses on AI’s transformational impact in modifying the Intellectual Property (IP) practice and its administration. AI is changing the landscape of creations and discoveries. Also igniting arguments about AI’s creative and discovery capacities.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has recently made enormous strides in several fields, changing how we live and work. Depending on how it is applied, AI-powered tools could affect IP rights. Although the technology may increase the effectiveness and precision of IP management. Businesses need to carefully evaluate the legal ramifications of utilising such a tool.

Many facets of intellectual property (IP) rights are being impacted by artificial intelligence (AI), a fast-developing field. Companies and people must consider how AI technologies may affect their IP policies as they become more widely used.

Revolutionising IP Analysis And Portfolio Management with Pivotal AI-Operated Tools By WIPO.

To help users and stakeholders, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) creates and offers various AI-powered services and solutions. These services use artificial intelligence to improve accessibility, efficiency, and different facets of intellectual property.

Among the noteworthy services provided by WIPO are:

Assistant for Goods and Services 

A tool created to help trademark applicants choose the best Goods and Services phrases. Also, their corresponding Nice classification in several languages during the filing process. Additionally, this technology helps trademark examiners in IP agencies validate trademark applications.

 Automated Patent Classification 

WIPO has developed an AI-based system for automatic patent classification. The International Patent Classification (IPC) schema, for instance, is used by this system to categorise patent documents into distinct technical categories. Automatic patent classification makes it easier to get pertinent patent material, and enhances search accuracy. It also speeds up the patent examination process.

 WIPO Translate 

A cutting-edge machine translation service offered by WIPO is called WIPO Translate. It automatically translates scientific publications, patent applications, and other content about intellectual property using neural network technologies. Multiple language pairs are supported by WIPO Translate, which also assists users in overcoming language barriers to promote international knowledge exchange and comprehension.

 Search for similar images with the help of a global brand database

The WIPO-maintained Global Brand Database has an AI-powered picture similarity search capability. Users of this programme can submit logos or photos and search the database for trademarks that are similar to or identical to their own. With the help of this service, trademark experts and brand owners may spot potential trademark infringements and conduct thorough trademark clearance searches.


What are the legal ramifications of utilising AI-powered tools for intellectual property (IP) management? 

There is always a gap between theory and practical implementation. The use and utility of AI and generative AI are increasing and making the work faster and smoother. Still, on the other hand, we need to consider that even AI is found to be causing apparent IP infringement.

As per a nreport, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and numerous Tony, Grammy, and Peabody award winners sued OpenAI for copyright infringement in the first half of September based on how they trained their well-known chatbot, ChatGPT.

According to the complaint, these datasets include “BookCorpus,” a collection of “over 7,000 unpublished books that were compiled and copied into a dataset by AI researchers without offering the authors of copyrighted materials compensation; “Common Crawl,” “a massive dataset of web pages containing billions of words; and “two internet-based book corpora,” known only as “Books1” and “Books2,” which both the Silverman and Chabon lawsuits claim likely co-authored the books.

Comedian Sarah Silverman previously accused OpenAI and Meta of violating copyright. Authors Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey, well-known comedian Sarah Silverman, and others are reportedly suing OpenAI and Meta in a US District Court for allegedly violating their copyrights.

The three authors reportedly “didn’t consent to using their copyrighted books as training material for ChatGPT,” claims the lawsuit.

This raises a huge question about the capability of AI-powered tools in intellectual property (IP) management.

Overall, AI-powered tools are progressing well, and India is progressing well towards digitization. However, the recent lawsuit against OpenAI has highlighted the need for caution and diligence when using AI-powered tools in IP management. As we move forward with the project, we will continue to monitor the legal and ethical implications of utilising AI in this area and ensure that our tools comply with all relevant laws and regulations.


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