Xin Hu Rasmussen, Ph.D. is an associate in the Patent Law and Intellectual Property Groups. Her primary focus is assisting patent prosecution in the fields of electrical engineering and computer science.

Xin has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in a broad range of fields, including semiconductor processing, software, circuit designs, MEMS technology, medical devices and surgical instruments. She also has analyzed patent issues in the context of due diligence regarding patentability, validity, infringement and freedom to operate.

While pursuing her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Jacob White and Luca Daniels, Xin wrote a thesis on numerical simulations of the electromagnetic behavior of semiconductors over different types of substrate and in response to different operating frequencies.

The question whether an artificial intelligence (“AI”) system can be named as an inventor in a patent application has obvious implications for the life science community, where AI’s presence is now well established and growing. For example, AI is currently used to predict biological targets of prospective drug molecules, identify candidates for drug design, decode genetic material of viruses in the context of vaccine development, determine three-dimensional structures of proteins, including their folding form, and many more potential therapeutic applications.

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