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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]