Blueshift IP speaking on practical patents with IPWatchdog today

Blueshift IP’s Cynthia Gilbert will discuss practical patent drafting tips and techniques in light of recent case law, on an IPWatchdog panel today, 2pm EST.  It’s not too late to join us! Patent applicants in every technology area, especially software, need counsel that can craft applications to satisfy shifting requirements of the patent examination process.  Read more about Blueshift IP speaking on practical patents with IPWatchdog today[…]

Top Reasons for Applying for a Software Patent

Top reasons for applying for a software patent include: 1) you want to signal to potential investors/partners that you are serious about your efforts and have something unique enough to protect via patent; 2) you will need defensive patents to even the playing field against your competitors; and 3) your business model depends on licensing Read more about Top Reasons for Applying for a Software Patent[…]

Provisional Patent Applications: Myth, Reality, and Pitfalls

Filing a provisional patent application helps you to get your foot in the door by providing the earliest possible filing date and gives you a year in which to continue developing your invention and/or raise the funding necessary to make the more substantial investment of time and money required to file a non-provisional patent application Read more about Provisional Patent Applications: Myth, Reality, and Pitfalls[…]

Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Patents

Anyone considering investing in patents should interrogate themselves as to their business objectives/motives as early as possible. That means really digging into the details of five key questions, “five Ws” Who are you? Whether you’re an inventor in a garage or in-house attorney at a large, innovative organization, it’s important to ask where this effort is going. Read more about Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Patents[…]