3 Reasons Why You Need Patent Protection

3 Reasons Why You Need Patent Protection

Do you assume that your business has enough intellectual property protection because you have copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets?  Did you know that by not obtaining patents you may be leaving a critical gap in your company’s intellectual property? Even with copyright, trademark, and trade secret protection, your company may still be vulnerable to lawsuits, Read more about 3 Reasons Why You Need Patent Protection[…]

How To Avoid The Key Patent Pitfalls

How To Avoid The Key Patent Pitfalls

Even sophisticated high-tech companies often get tripped up by common pitfalls in the patent process, and lose critical legal protection for their innovative technology as a result.  The patent process is complex and frequently changes—especially in the world of software patents. In my own law firm, we often find ourselves navigating through a minefield of Read more about How To Avoid The Key Patent Pitfalls[…]

Why It’s Important to Identify The Hidden Value of Software Patents

Why It’s Important to Identify The Hidden Value of Software Patents

You may have “invisible gold” right under your nose. Like many other companies, you could be missing out on lucrative opportunities to sell or license software patents. The good news is that you don’t have to be in the dark anymore. Software patents can be extremely valuable, but unfortunately, most businesses simply overlook the opportunity, Read more about Why It’s Important to Identify The Hidden Value of Software Patents[…]

Software Patenting Just Got Easier

Software Patenting Just Got Easier

At Blueshift IP, we specialise in obtaining strong, broad, defensible, and enforceable software patents for our clients in the US and worldwide. Our attorneys have computer science degrees and decades of combined experience specializing in software patents. Ever since the landmark US Supreme Court Case of Alice Corp. vs CLS Bank in 2014, it has Read more about Software Patenting Just Got Easier[…]

World IP Day

World Intellectual Property Day is organized by the World Intellectual Property organization to celebrate the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. Women play a key role in leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial avenues which are the catalyst to economic and community growth worldwide. BlueshiftIP‘s Cynthia Gilbert will be speaking at the Read more about World IP Day[…]

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[…]

A Revolutionary Approach to Software Patents–As Featured on IPWatchdog

Recently, Blueshift IP partners Robert Plotkin and Cynthia Gilbert, authored a post for IPWatchdog, the leading patent blog for intellectual property practitioners and patent owners.  The article describes Blueshift’s unique approach to obtaining software patents for its clients by bypassing the unpredictability of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) appeal process. The landscape of Read more about A Revolutionary Approach to Software Patents–As Featured on IPWatchdog[…]

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[…]

Patent Owners Succeeding More Often in Challenges under Alice

There’s good news for patent owners in the U.S.: more patents are surviving validity challenges decided under the Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision.  According to a recent study (subscription required), district courts are now more likely to decide that the patent owners possess a valid patent than they were in the first year or so after the Supreme Read more about Patent Owners Succeeding More Often in Challenges under Alice[…]