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Patenting Software and Beyond: A Guide to Understanding Alice and its Impact

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Patenting Software and Beyond: A Guide to Understanding Alice and its Impact

One of the biggest challenges for tech companies today is adapting their patent strategy to recent changes in the law.

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The US Patent Office’s Test for Software and Computer Inventions

The US Patent Office’s Test for Software and Computer Inventions

Here we take a detailed look at how the US patent office analyzes patent eligibility of software and computer-implemented inventions.

HOW TO SPEND SMART MONEY DEVELOPING YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO

HOW TO SPEND SMART MONEY DEVELOPING YOUR PATENT PORTFOLIO

How spending smart money upfront leads to better long term results and lower overall cost in patent filings.

Should We Request Non-Publication of Our Patent Applications?

Should We Request Non-Publication of Our Patent Applications?

Tech companies can make smart, strategic decisions about whether to publish their patent applications.

Will Justice Barrett Impact the Patent System?

Will Justice Barrett Impact the Patent System?

Justice Barrett was formally sworn in as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. How will this impact the patent system?

New USPTO Guidance and Implications for Better Patent Drafting

New USPTO Guidance and Implications for Better Patent Drafting

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued new guidance on the topic of applicant admitted prior art (known as “AAPA”), and there are a couple of important takeaways for anyone drafting or prosecuting patent applications.

The More You Know: Leveraging Institutional Knowledge in Patent Portfolio Management

The More You Know: Leveraging Institutional Knowledge in Patent Portfolio Management

Those who can effectively manage both the technical content of their patent applications — as well as the cultural, relational, and contextual “stories” behind them — are in a better position to maximize the value of their patent portfolio.

Patenting in a Pandemic: 4 Key Strategies for Managing Patent Portfolios in 2020

Patenting in a Pandemic: 4 Key Strategies for Managing Patent Portfolios in 2020

In the chaos of the global Coronavirus pandemic, tech companies are facing extraordinary challenges. We discuss how tech leaders can develop smart strategies for managing patent portfolios in turbulent times.

QUANTUM COMPUTING: WHAT IS THAT?

QUANTUM COMPUTING: WHAT IS THAT?

The golden opportunity of my professional life came in 2003.  I was admitted to the PhD program at MIT, and…

HOW CLOUD, EDGE AND FOG COMPUTING COULD AFFECT YOUR PATENT STRATEGY

HOW CLOUD, EDGE AND FOG COMPUTING COULD AFFECT YOUR PATENT STRATEGY

Internet of Things devices are flooding the everyday tech landscape. From smart voice assistants to in-store beacons, companies are constantly creating…

WHERE SHOULD WE FILE IN 2020? RECENT TRENDS IN FOREIGN PATENT FILINGS

WHERE SHOULD WE FILE IN 2020? RECENT TRENDS IN FOREIGN PATENT FILINGS

Foreign patent filings are expensive. Tech startups are always operating on a budget, so if you’re a tech startup operator,…

HOW TECH INVESTORS SHOULD APPROACH IP DUE DILIGENCE

HOW TECH INVESTORS SHOULD APPROACH IP DUE DILIGENCE

This is the final post in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups…

IP DUE DILIGENCE: HOW DEEP SHOULD WE DIVE?

IP DUE DILIGENCE: HOW DEEP SHOULD WE DIVE?

This is the third in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and…

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