February 28, 2019
Artificial Intelligence IP protection

With AI Technology Advancing So Rapidly, Is IP Protection Worth It?

A common question asked by innovators in the high-tech, artificial intelligence and software industries is whether securing IP protection is worth it. This question comes up because those involved in these technology areas work in a rapidly changing environment where […]
February 22, 2019
Software Medical Device Patent

When Software Qualifies as a Medical Device, IP Protections are Needed

Artificial intelligence software has become so sophisticated that AI is now being regularly used in the healthcare field. Many new medical devices include some form of AI technology to make testing, diagnosing, and treatment easier, safer, and faster. AI and […]
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 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 […]
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 7, 2018

Getting a Patent on AI inventions

The realm of artificial intelligence is brimming with innovation, and where there is innovation there is a need for patent protection. What makes the task of seeking patent protection for AI-based inventions tricky is that AI-based inventions are often based […]
May 24, 2018

Types of Claims In Medical Device Patent Applications

In the US, assuming the statutory criteria are met, patents are granted by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to an inventor for his or her new invention. The patent grants exclusive rights for 20 years for the inventor […]
March 22, 2018

Patent Term Extension: Learn How Your Medical Device Inventions Can Benefit

It takes many years for new drugs and new medical devices to wind their way through the approval process of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It can take anywhere from three to eight years on average for new […]
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