October 31, 2018

How Software Companies Can Use NDAs to Protect IP Assets

In the software industry, a lot of intellectual property assets carry value due to the simple fact that others, such as competitors, do not know what you and your company know. For instance, in the case of code and algorithms […]
October 16, 2018

The Aftermath of Alice and It’s Impact on Software-Related Inventions

The Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in the case of Alice Corp. v. CLS International caused the software developers’ world to rethink how they develop products and how those products can be patented. The case involved Alice Corporation, a software company that […]
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 […]
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, […]
February 13, 2018

Using Design Patents to Protect Graphical User Interfaces

One of the most important aspects of software and mobile applications is the user experience, which is closely tied to the graphical user interface (GUI) of the software. A user-friendly GUI can make all the difference in how well-received a […]
January 22, 2018

Can I Patent My Hot, New Mobile App?

In 2017, Google Play and the Apple App Store both passed one million apps. These numbers demonstrate just how competitive the app development market is. With such fierce competition, anyone looking to create a mobile app wants to protect the […]
January 9, 2018

Provisional Patent Applications for Mobile Software Apps

Mobile app technology is a unique area of innovation because the sources of value that can be extracted from mobile apps can be so incredibly varied. There are mobile apps where the heart and soul of the app is the […]
January 4, 2018

Options for Expediting the Patent Process For Computer Software Inventions

The United States Patent and Trademark Office estimated that the average patent application is completed in two and a half years. Some patent applications take even longer to issue. Often, the process is too slow for some software inventors to […]
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