Category Archives: Patents

Software Patents – Innovation is Usually in the Details

  The importance of detail in software patent applications (and practically speaking, other categories) cannot be understated. The video discusses some issues around detail in a patent application. Computer Matchmaking started in the 1960s. Match, Zoosk, and umpteen others have … Continue reading

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The Possible Impact of Alice v. CLS Bank on Chemical Inventions

Below are excerpts of slides from my presentation at an American Chemical Society meeting where I mention the possible impact of the recent Alice v. CLS Bank Supreme Court decision on chemical inventions. 1. What Can Be Patented? 35 U.S.C. … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Bank – Software is Still Patentable

Recently, the United States Supreme Court decision in Alice v. CLS Bank ruling impacted the scope of software patents. Some opined that software was no longer patentable. The United States Patent & Trademark Office even withdrew notices of allowance for … Continue reading

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3D Printing’s Impact on Patent Valuation and Enforcement

3D printing is an exciting field of technology and has made some great advances recently. It is a disruptive technology with the capability to transform the manufacturing industry.  Relatively inexpensive hardware and openly available design files allow individuals and companies … Continue reading

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Three Patent Strategy Changes Under the America Invents Act

The final provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) recently took effect. The AIA represents the most significant overhaul of United States patent law since the mid twentieth century. It enacted provisions over time, with some provisions taking effect in … Continue reading

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