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

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]