Author: Robert Plotkin

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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