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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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HOW TO SLOW DOWN PATENT PROSECUTION WITH THE USPTO

HOW TO SLOW DOWN PATENT PROSECUTION WITH THE USPTO

This is the second in a two-part blog series on controlling the speed of the patent process. (Read part…

HOW TO SPEED UP PATENT PROSECUTION AT THE USPTO

HOW TO SPEED UP PATENT PROSECUTION AT THE USPTO

This is the first in a two-part blog series on controlling the speed of the patent process. (…

IS IT TIME TO FIRE YOUR PATENT ATTORNEY? 12 FACTORS TO CONSIDER

IS IT TIME TO FIRE YOUR PATENT ATTORNEY? 12 FACTORS TO CONSIDER

If you’re reading this post, perhaps you’re dissatisfied with your patent attorney’s services — and wondering whether it’s finally time…

WHEN CAN PRIOR ART INVALIDATE AN ISSUED PATENT?

WHEN CAN PRIOR ART INVALIDATE AN ISSUED PATENT?

Recently, a blog reader brought a great question to our attention: If an element in a dependent claim is found…

HOW TO WRITE AN INVENTION DISCLOSURE RECORD

HOW TO WRITE AN INVENTION DISCLOSURE RECORD

In a previous blog post, we recommended using IDRs to help document your company’s ownership of an invention. You might be…

22 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A PATENT LAW FIRM

22 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE HIRING A PATENT LAW FIRM

A tech company’s relationship with a patent law firm is often a long-term one. That’s why it’s important to do…

FILING IN THE UNITED STATES VIA PCT APPLICATION: BYPASS CONTINUATION OR NATIONAL STAGE ENTRY?

FILING IN THE UNITED STATES VIA PCT APPLICATION: BYPASS CONTINUATION OR NATIONAL STAGE ENTRY?

Under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), you can file a single “international” application that’s effective as an initial application with…

INTERNATIONAL PATENT PROTECTION FOR STARTUPS: 6 FACTORS TO CONSIDER

INTERNATIONAL PATENT PROTECTION FOR STARTUPS: 6 FACTORS TO CONSIDER

Given today’s interconnected global economy, tech companies should always consider foreign patent protection. But because of the high costs, you should prioritize filing in jurisdictions that actually offer your business a competitive advantage.

WHEN’S THE RIGHT TIME TO START THE PATENT PROCESS?

WHEN’S THE RIGHT TIME TO START THE PATENT PROCESS?

At Henry Patent Law Firm, we frequently hear from innovators and startup owners who are seeking to patent their inventions.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PATENT, A TRADEMARK, AND A COPYRIGHT?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PATENT, A TRADEMARK, AND A COPYRIGHT?

Last year, we published a post that discussed the difference between a patent and a trade secret. Since then, we’ve…

WHAT INVESTORS WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR IP STRATEGY

WHAT INVESTORS WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR IP STRATEGY

If you’re running an early-stage tech company, you’re probably thinking about how you’re going to raise funding. But it can…

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