Machine Learning (ML) has become more prevalent each year and is being used by companies of all sizes, and across industries, to offer smarter solutions to their customers. According to KPMG, venture capital investment in artificial intelligence and machine learning rose 100% from 2016 to 2017, reaching a staggering $12 billion. With so much talent, energy and capital being dedicated to ML, it’s clear there’s value in the technology. This value should be protected. Fierce competition accompanies this kind of growth, making it more important than ever to protect the intellectual property your company’s machine learning technology is built upon.