Written By: Liz Gray (IP Lawyer)
With ChatGPT in the news and data privacy and copyright concerns (and lawsuits!) on the rise, it’s worth considering how to protect data collection and generation techniques that support the development of your business’s AI tools!
Did you know that data management and organization tools and synthetic data generation methods can be eligible for patent protection? For example, BRION RAFFOUL LLP LLP recently drafted and prosecuted US Patent No. 10,726,535. This patent covers systems and methods for generating new training images for an AI system.
The technique extracts features of interest from a small number of images, determines characteristics of similar features, and recombines those similar features with new backgrounds to create a large number of new images.
Creating training data in this way can help to avoid issues that might result from data collection by more conventional means. As AI systems become more and more common, the value of protecting AI-supportive tools will only rise!