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Thought Experiment: Is Our Patent System Ready for a Potential Future of Brain Interfacing?

IP Watchdog

November 30, 2020

Written by Kate Gaudry and Mark P. Mathison, P.E.

Currently, brain recording and/or brain stimulation is used almost entirely for medical or research purposes. Invasive surgery is generally required to read neural signals with high temporal and spatial resolution. High resolution of neural signals enables researchers to decode a brain’s underlying intentions, sensations, reactions, etc. rather reliably, if only in constrained environments. 

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Kate Gaudry


Washington, DC

Mark P. Mathison, P.E.


Walnut Creek, CA