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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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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: DO WE NEED TO HIRE A LOCAL PATENT LAW FIRM?

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: DO WE NEED TO HIRE A LOCAL PATENT LAW FIRM?

When choosing a patent attorney to prepare and file patent applications, some people assume you need to hire someone local.

OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGY: TRENDS IN THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGY: TRENDS IN THE PATENT LANDSCAPE

In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen a radical shift in the competitive landscape — and businesses…

BIGLAW VS. BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS: WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR LAW CAREER?

BIGLAW VS. BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS: WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR LAW CAREER?

After working for a few years at a BigLaw intellectual property firm, you might start to wonder: Should you stick…

HOW 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES EXISTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

HOW 3D PRINTING CHALLENGES EXISTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

3D printing isn’t a “new” technology by any means, but it’s fast becoming more affordable and accessible.  For one, some…

PATENTING THE INTERNET OF THINGS: 4 CHALLENGES FOR TECH COMPANIES

PATENTING THE INTERNET OF THINGS: 4 CHALLENGES FOR TECH COMPANIES

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging class of technologies that’s already revolutionized the way we go about our…

13 QUALITIES PATENT PROSECUTION LAW FIRMS LOOK FOR IN NEW HIRES

13 QUALITIES PATENT PROSECUTION LAW FIRMS LOOK FOR IN NEW HIRES

It goes without saying that all law firms are looking to hire people who are competent at what they do.

PROSECUTING SOFTWARE PATENTS IN THE UNITED STATES: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

PROSECUTING SOFTWARE PATENTS IN THE UNITED STATES: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp vs. CLS Bank that abstract ideas implemented on…

PATENT ASSIGNMENT: HOW TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF A PATENT

PATENT ASSIGNMENT: HOW TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF A PATENT

This is the second in a two-part blog series on owning and transferring the rights to a patent. (…

INTRODUCING OUR NEW PATENT AGENT, BRENT CLOTHIER

INTRODUCING OUR NEW PATENT AGENT, BRENT CLOTHIER

I’m thrilled to announce that Brent Clothier has joined Henry Patent Law Firm as a patent agent.  Brent joins us…

PATENT OWNERSHIP VS. INVENTORSHIP: WHO REALLY CONTROLS THE RIGHTS TO A PATENT?

PATENT OWNERSHIP VS. INVENTORSHIP: WHO REALLY CONTROLS THE RIGHTS TO A PATENT?

This is the first in a two-part blog series on owning and transferring the rights to a patent. People commonly…

SHOULD SOFTWARE STARTUPS SEEK PATENT PROTECTION?

SHOULD SOFTWARE STARTUPS SEEK PATENT PROTECTION?

Software patents are somewhat controversial in both the legal and technical worlds. There’s a well-documented public policy debate about whether…

BIGLAW VS. BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS: A COMPARISON FOR HIRING OUTSIDE COUNSEL

BIGLAW VS. BOUTIQUE IP FIRMS: A COMPARISON FOR HIRING OUTSIDE COUNSEL

Should you engage a BigLaw or boutique intellectual property (IP) firm to help you with patent prosecution? Many businesses base…

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