Intellectual Property Rights and AI
In this chapter we initially give an overall discussion of the nature and types of intellectual property rights, namely, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets in the U.S. We then proceed with a discussion how such rights are protected internationally. AI poses specific new issues affecting such rights and how AI is disrupting universally held protections. Of interest is the case of a monkey taking selfies of itself and whether the owner of the camera used was entitled to claim copyright protection for the selfies. We review a number of cases affecting such rights and the differing interpretations globally.