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IP Happy Hour: Let's talk about: Patenting AI

Date: 26 March 2019

Location: Munich, Germany


Artificial intelligence heralds dramatic potential for growth for both the economy and for humans.” – Mark Purby, Accenture


You are invited to join Maucher Jenkins IP Happy Hour event on the 26 March 2019 in our Munich Office, where we will discuss hot Intellectual Property topics.


A significant increase in AI related patent applications has been recorded throughout the world within the last couple of years. A fact that is – looked at in isolation – no surprise in view of the AI’s rapid growth across a range of technical fields.


It is, however, not only the absolute number of worldwide patent applications that is increasing. In addition, AI related patent applications are about to “catch up” with scientific publications in this field of technology. Between 2012 and 2017, for example, the number of published AI related patent applications grew by an average of 28 percent per year vis-à-vis an annually growth of scientific publications by 5.6 percent, showing a rapidly growing importance attached to patenting AI related inventions.


The opening talk of the upcoming IP Happy Hour will focus on legal practice in Europe. As the European Patent Office (EPO) generally excludes computer programs or mathematical methods from patentability, questions of whether and under which conditions the EPO grants patents in this fast-developing field will be addressed. During the following open discussion, we are happy to answer any kind of question, such as the impact of patents on AI developments or patent procedures in general.


Expert Speaker: Lukas Stolch



Maucher Jenkins Patentanwälte & Rechtsanwälte

Liebigstrasse 39

80538 Munich

T: 089 340 77 26-0


Date & Time:

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

5:30 – 7pm


Limited tickets available now! Please register via muc@maucherjenkins.com until 22 March 2019.


We look forward to welcoming you!

Your Maucher Jenkins Team