Articles

August 17, 2018

Software Patenting Challenges

The explosive growth of the software industry is paralleled by the dramatic increase in software-related patent application filings. Nonetheless, obtaining and implementing a software patent can be challenging. Specifically, the challenges for software patenting are that software code often has […]
August 9, 2018

Strategies for Claiming AI Inventions in Patent Applications

Inventions based in artificial intelligence (AI) are very interesting because these inventions often incorporate a variety of inventive technologies. There is usually a physical device involved in an AI invention, such as a computer, medical device, sensor apparatus or some […]
August 7, 2018

Using IPR to Invalidate Competitors’ Patents

IPR is a highly effective and relatively quick path for parties who are seeking to invalidate a patent that was issued by the USPTO. It could be that the patent in question poses a barrier to entry in a market […]
August 3, 2018

What is Trademark Dilution?

One of the biggest threats to famous trademarks is trademark dilution. Famous trademarks are those trademarks that are widely recognized by the consuming public (based on the geographical area where the trademark is used). Trademark dilution involves the use of […]
July 31, 2018

The Technical Difference between AI and Machine Learning

The terms AI and machine learning are often used interchangeably in normal speech. But is there a technical difference between AI and machine learning? Does the technical difference between AI and machine learning potentially translate into a legal distinction between […]
July 16, 2018

Making Statements Concerning Efficacy or Safety in Medical Device Patent Applications

When applying for a medical device patent, the application must describe and define what is often called the “inventive concept” of the invention. In addition, the application must describe this inventive concept in the claim(s) and avoid duplicating anything that […]
July 11, 2018

Protecting AI Algorithms/Software

In the last fifty years, artificial intelligence has come a long way from beating a human at a game of chess. Nowadays, AI’s potential seems boundless. AI technologies are quickly replacing traditional methods for processing, analyzing and assessing data, images, […]
June 13, 2018

Trademark Infringement: Likelihood of Confusion Explained

When someone is using a trademark that is confusingly similar to a trademark that is already in use, it may constitute trademark infringement. The courts must analyze trademark infringement cases based on the use of a confusingly similar trademark by […]
June 11, 2018

Are There Time Restrictions on When Someone Can Initiate an Inter Partes Review?

Just like any other aspect of filing a patent application or a petition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are certain timing restrictions that apply to the process of petitioning the Patent Trial and Appeal Board […]
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