Kirk Hartung

Kirk Hartung

Kirk Hartung is a patent attorney at McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC in Des Moines, Iowa, and has been practicing for 38 years.

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Posts by Kirk Hartung


How J.E.M. and Chakrabarty Make the Case for DABUS

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the first time that plants could be protected with utility patents. J.E.M. Ag Supply, Inc., …
By Kirk Hartung
4 months ago 8

Dear USPTO: Patents for Inventions by AI Must Be Allowed

On July 29, 2019, U.S. patent application serial number 16/524,350 was filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the sole inventor identified as artificial intelligence …
By Kirk Hartung
2 years ago 36