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One the Artsactive aims has been to try to develop ways of evaluating and assessing the impact of artistic contributions to what is broadly called 'innovation'. We acknowledge there are many different ways in which this can be done and we are keen to explore and discuss this spectrum. One key area of analysis is how and to what degree legal systems are being used to support or exploit this contribution. 

To start the process of investigation we are looking at how and where the patenting system has been used within collaborations or by artists who have been working with science, technology or business. One question we might raise is to what extent the filing of patents (and building examples and models of this) can help to boost the profile of artists as formal researchers within art and science and art and industry/technology collaborations. This list wish to promote the idea that artists are also investigators and we seek to offer examples of how and where artists have been formally recognised as such. Registering a patent is a specific way of demonstrating that an investigation is new and innovative. 

We are keen to find other examples and also in future we would like to find examples of other ways in which the law has been used, if at all, within members' projects. 

The following list considers three types of patents (either pending patents or filled patents): 
(*) Patents related to the artistic work
(**) Patents related to other professional activities of the artist
(***) Patents related to both artistic work and professional activity.

If you wish to add information in this list and/or discuss this subject, please send us an email to info[at]artsactive.net.


Patrice Moullet


Jacques Rémus


Rasheed Araeen


George Maciunas


Nicolas Schöffer


Robert J. Lang


Koji Takei


Sydney Hyman


Donna J. Cox


Maurice Benayoun


Tony Brooks


Richard Brown


Nancy Burson


Jim Campbell


Stewart Dickson


Thomas D. Ditto a.k.a. Thomas D. DeWitt


Hubert Duprat


Konrad Fischer-Lueg


Scott Hessles


Charles Hobermam


Ethelyn Honig


Tom Igoe


David A. Jaffe


Luke Jerram


Christoph Keller


Yves Klein


Golan Levin


David MacConville


Frank Malina


Steve Mann


Laurent Mignonneau and Christa Sommerer


Hideki Nakazawa


Ryan and Trevor Oakes


Maggie Orth


Stephen Pevnick


Catherine Richards


Joachim Sauter


Joseph Scanlan


Steven Schkolne


Scott Snibbe


Superflex (Rasmus Nielsen, Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen)


Takis P. Vassilakis


Jean Tinguely


Martin Wattenberg


Stephen Wilson