This case was one of Ryan Abbott’s attempts (on behalf of Dr Stephen Thaler) to persuade patent offices across the world to recognise the AI tool “DABUS”, as the inventor in certain patent applications. Case J8/20 related to two European patent applications (EP3564144 and EP3563896) which failed to designate a natural legal person as the inventor, instead specifying the AI system DABUS as the inventor. The AI tool was identified as the inventor by Thaler on the…