Artificial Intelligence in Intellectual Property Administration
Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are being increasingly deployed in the administration of applications for intellectual property (IP) protection. WIPO Translate and WIPO Brand Image Search, which use AI-based applications for automated translation and image recognition, are two examples of such AI applications.
Business areas in which WIPO and IP offices are exploring the use of AI
Automatic classification of patents and goods/services for trademark applications
Search of patent prior art and figurative elements of trademarks
Examination and formalities checks for trademarks and patents
Helpdesk services (automatic replies to client)
Machine translation, linguistic tools and terminology
Several IP Offices around the world have developed and deployed other AI applications. In May 2018, WIPO convened a meeting to discuss these AI applications and to foster the exchange of information and the sharing of such applications. The Organization will continue to use its convening power and position as the international organization responsible for IP policy to continue this dialogue and exchange.
WIPO Translate is a world-leading instant translation tool, specially designed for patent documents. It is available through the PATENTSCOPE database and can also be integrated within IP office systems upon request.
Image search within the Global Brand Database allows trademark owners to identify visually-similar trademarks, as well as other brand-information records from among the millions of images in the collection.
IPCCAT helps patent filers and examiners in IP offices to automatically categorize patent applications into technical units according to their International Patent Classification (IPC) class, subclass, main group or sub-group.
Specialized task forces
WIPO leads and enables cooperation amongst IP Offices in pursuit of coherent ICT strategy, management of IP big data and the use of AI for IP office administration: