In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, government agencies face critical decisions when it comes to adopting emerging technologies such as AI and ML applications. AI-generated content and other emerging technologies, however, can pose novel challenges and opportunities in both IP policy and the tools used to deliver reliable intellectual property rights. Consequently, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), known for safeguarding intellectual property rights, recently made a significant choice by deciding against the use of generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs), including ChatGPT.
A Forbes article discusses reasons why USPTO decided to not allow generative AI at their agency, as well as how they are navigating trust, transparency, and truthfulness when it comes to the adoption of emerging technology. The full Forbes article can be found here.