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, to being copied by competitors, or worse, to being forced to stop using your own software because it has been patented by someone else.
Far too many business owners expose themselves to these risks because they think software can’t be patented – or simply because they misunderstand how critical software patents are. If you think copyright protection is all you need, you are likely to be sorely mistaken – and it could have serious consequences for your company.
Here’s some topics that are discussed in this episode:
- The two types of risk that you could potential face if you fail to successfully patent your inventions – specifically software.
- 3 Reasons why you need patents for your innovative software, even if you have copyright, trademarks or trade secrets.
Obtaining software patents requires special expertise in both patent law and computer technology. At Blueshift IP, our attorneys are recognized as software patent experts. Our founding partners, Robert Plotkin and Cynthia Gilbert, have computer science degrees and combined experience of over three decades specializing in software patents, all of which are necessary to create strong and defensible software patents.
You can visit our website at www.blueshiftip.com for more information.