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Robots for everyone — my client RobCo gets backed by Freigeist 🤗

I'm beyond excited to announce that my client RobCo has closed a substantial funding round with German deep tech seed investor Freigeist Capital. RobCo was founded in 2020 by Roman Hölzl, Paul Maroldt and Constantin Dresel on the basis of seven years of research at the industry-leading chair for robotics and AI at the Technical … Continue reading Robots for everyone — my client RobCo gets backed by Freigeist 🤗

#5 G1/19 first reactions w/ Rudolf Teschemacher and many more

Last week, the Enlarged Board of Appeal finally published its long-awaited decision G1/19 about the patentability of computer simulations. Does it revolutionize the patentability of computer simulations and patents for software in general, as some had hoped? Or is it rather a controlled evolution of the EPO's framework for computer-implemented inventions? To find out I talked to a number of great experts in the field.

#1 Patenting AI in the EPO guidelines

In this (first!) episode of The Best Practice podcast, I'll walk you through the section on AI and machine learning in the EPO’s patent examination guidelines. I'll make the point that they are too restrictive when it comes to patenting AI innovations. At the end of the episode, I'm also sharing some of my best tips for how to draft AI patent applications so that they fulfill what’s in the guidelines.