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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

Is AI Sentient Software? Redefining Intellectual Property

Join us in this IP in the News segment of the Passage to Profit Show – Road to Entreprenuership, where we delve into the intersection of artificial intelligence and intellectual property rights. We explore the intriguing case of Mr. Stefan Thaler from Missouri, who claims that his AI program, DABUS, possesses sentience, blurring the lines between human and machine creation. Our discussion revolves around the evolving landscape of intellectual property, as AI programmers seek protection for their software-generated inventions. We examine the legal challenges arising from the traditional requirement that inventions and creations must be attributed to a human creator.

Richard Gearhart and Elizabeth Gearhart, co-hosts of The Passage to Profit Show have this discussion with entrepreneur guests Dave Albin from Firewalk Adventures, Courtney Peebles from Solobotoys and Alex Neist from Hostage Tape from episode #213 from 10/8/23.

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About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.