[Computer-go] New paper by DeepMind

uurtamo uurtamo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 16:57:54 PST 2018


You're insane.

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 4:13 PM Jim O'Flaherty <jim.oflaherty.jr at gmail.com
wrote:

> Remember, patents are a STRATEGIC mechanism as well as a legal mechanism.
> As soon as a patent is publically filed (for example, as utility, and
> following provisional), the text and claims in the patent immediately
> become prior art globally as of the original filing date REGARDLESS of
> whether the patent is eventually approved or rejected. IOW, a patent filing
> is a mechanism to ensure no one else can make a similar claim without
> risking this filing being used as a possible prior art refutation.
>
> I know this only because it is a strategy option my company is using in an
> entirely different unrelated domain. The patent filing is defensive such
> that someone else cannot make a claim and take our inventions away from us
> just because the coincidentally hit near our inventions.
>
> So considering Google's past and their participation in the OIN, it is
> very likely Google's patent is ensuring the ground all around this area is
> sufficiently salted to stop anyone from attempting to exploit nearby patent
> claims.
>
>
> Respectfully,
>
> Jim O'Flaherty
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 5:44 PM Erik van der Werf <erikvanderwerf at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:28 PM RĂ©mi Coulom <remi.coulom at free.fr> wrote:
>>
>>> Also, the AlphaZero algorithm is patented:
>>> https://patentscope2.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018215665
>>>
>>
>> So far it just looks like an application (and I don't think it will be be
>> difficult to oppose, if you care about this)
>>
>> Erik
>>
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