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[…]

You May be Surprised to Find Your Software is Patentable

Do you think that your company’s software isn’t patentable?  You might be surprised to find out that software is patentable, and that you are leaving potentially valuable software patents on the table. We have found that many software companies believe that a product must be completely groundbreaking to be patentable, or that only an entirely Read more about You May be Surprised to Find Your Software is Patentable[…]

How Patent Claims Make or Break Patents – Yours and Your Competitors’

If you’ve been an inventor on a patent or read a patent, you know how long and detailed the technical description (called the “specification”) in the patent can be, and how much work goes into writing it.  As important as the specification is, it is the patent claims that define the legal protection provided by the Read more about How Patent Claims Make or Break Patents – Yours and Your Competitors’[…]

Anatomy of a Successful Software Patent

Obtaining a valuable, strong, defensible, successful software patent requires not just knowledge of patent law and computer technology, but also extensive experience in how to draft every section of a patent application to maximize the likelihood that it will be granted, the ability to enforce it against competitors, and its strength in withstanding challenges to Read more about Anatomy of a Successful Software Patent[…]