The Key Issue for AI and Patents that No One is Talking About

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a very hot topic in the field of patent law. As AI has achieved some significant successes and momentum in recent years, including among major high-tech companies, the implications of AI for patents have grabbed everyone’s attention. Both high-tech companies and law firms are trying to figure out what strategies to Read more about The Key Issue for AI and Patents that No One is Talking About[…]

Why It’s Important Not To Write Your Own Software Patent

Why It’s Important Not To Write Your Own Software Patent

I encounter many potential clients who assume that the work of a patent attorney is primarily to put the client’s description of their invention into “legal language,” to fill out the appropriate forms, and then to submit the results to the Patent Office. Nothing could be further from the truth, although this is a reasonable Read more about Why It’s Important Not To Write Your Own Software Patent[…]

How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 3

How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 3

This is the third part in a three part series on how to obtain software patents more quickly than is normally possible.  The approach that we describe here is described in more detail in our article on the leading patent law blog, IP Watchdog, entitled, “A Revolutionary Approach to Obtaining Software Patents Without Appealing to Read more about How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 3[…]

How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 2

How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 2

One of the most common complaints that companies have about the patenting process is that it is too slow, especially for software patents. Fortunately, there are some infrequently used methods for obtaining software patents much more quickly than the norm, and we at Blueshift IP are familiar with all of these ways and with choosing Read more about How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 2[…]

How To Obtain Software Patents Fast – Part 1

How To Obtain Software Patents Fast – Part 1

One of the most common complaints that companies have about the patenting process is that it is too slow, especially for software patents. Fortunately, there are some infrequently used methods for obtaining software patents much more quickly than the norm, and we at Blueshift IP are familiar with all of these ways and with choosing Read more about How To Obtain Software Patents Fast – Part 1[…]

Why hiring a specialised Software Patent Attorney is important

Why hiring a specialised Software Patent Attorney is important

I have found over the years that many high tech executives and managers very understandably assume that if they have a patent attorney who’s been doing a great job for them on their mechanical or electrical or chemical inventions over the years, that the same patent attorney would also do a great job handling patents Read more about Why hiring a specialised Software Patent Attorney is important[…]

How Patents Can Defend Your Company Against Lawsuits

How Patents Can Defend Your Company Against Lawsuits

Many high tech business executives have told me over the years that they don’t obtain patents and don’t think patents have value for their company because they don’t ever plan to sue anyone for patent infringement. This common but flawed logic can have devastating consequences for companies that follow it. What I explain to these Read more about How Patents Can Defend Your Company Against Lawsuits[…]

One Huge Mistake That Could Invalidate Your Patent

One Huge Mistake That Could Invalidate Your Patent

After your company has made a significant investment of time and money in obtaining a patent, the last thing you want to happen is for your patent to be invalidated because of a mistake that could have been avoided. In this article we will describe the importance of listing the right people as inventors on every Read more about One Huge Mistake That Could Invalidate Your Patent[…]

4 Myths About Provisional Patent Applications

4 Myths About Provisional Patent Applications

You’ve likely heard about provisional patent applications… But do you really understand what a provisional patent application is and what protection it provides—and doesn’t provide—to your company? This is how many companies waste their money handling provisional patent applications the wrong way. There are at least 4 myths underlying the common misuse of provisional patent Read more about 4 Myths About Provisional Patent Applications[…]