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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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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…

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…

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…

HOW TO DO A PRIOR ART SEARCH YOURSELF

HOW TO DO A PRIOR ART SEARCH YOURSELF

It’s very common for patent attorneys to discourage inventors from doing a prior art search on their own.

THE ANATOMY OF A PATENT

THE ANATOMY OF A PATENT

When preparing your patent application, you might want to save money by conducting your own prior art search. Or maybe…

7 BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

7 BUSINESS BEST PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

We frequently work with tech companies who need to protect confidential and proprietary information about their technology. If you’re in…

HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: HOW TO IMPLEMENT CONFIDENTIALITY POLICIES

HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: HOW TO IMPLEMENT CONFIDENTIALITY POLICIES

This is Part Two of a two-part blog series on the role your human resources department can play in implementing…

HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: CREATING EFFECTIVE HIRING PRACTICES

HUMAN RESOURCES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: CREATING EFFECTIVE HIRING PRACTICES

This is Part One of a two-part blog series on the role your human resources department can play in implementing…

WHAT IS PRIOR ART?

WHAT IS PRIOR ART?

One of the most common reasons the USPTO gives for rejecting claims in patent applications is prior art. Prior art…

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PATENT AND A TRADE SECRET?

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PATENT AND A TRADE SECRET?

At Henry Patent Law Firm, we’re often approached by owners of technology-driven startups who want to understand their options for…

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