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AI as Inventor Article

AI as Inventor Article

Recently, South Africa obtained notoriety in its patent office being the first in the world to grant a patent in which an artificial intelligence (AI) is identified as the inventor (the South African Patent). As is widely known, the South African patent office does...

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Appeal Board Decision – Plant Breeders’ Rights Act – 01

Appeal Board Decision – Plant Breeders’ Rights Act – 01

THE APPEAL BOARD APPOINTED IN TERMS OF S 42(2) OF THE PLANT BREEDERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 15 OF 1976 DECISION In the matter between: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (“ARC”)                                               Appellant and REGISTRAR OF PLANT BREEDERS’ RIGHTS (“the...

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