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How to Comply with your Duty of Disclosure

Patent law has many traps for the unwary client because it is unique in many ways.  I’ve outlined some of these key pitfalls in a previous blog posting to educate clients and to further minimize the risks to them. One…

4 Myths About Provisional Patent Applications

You’ve likely heard about provisional patent applications… But do you really understand what a provisional patent application is and what protection it provides—and doesn’t provide—to your company? This is how many companies waste their money handling provisional patent applications the…

3 Reasons Why You Need Patent Protection

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…

How To Avoid The Key Patent Pitfalls

Even sophisticated high-tech companies often get tripped up by common pitfalls in the patent process, and lose critical legal protection for their innovative technology as a result.  The patent process is complex and frequently changes—especially in the world of software…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Five Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Patents

Anyone considering investing in patents should interrogate themselves as to their business objectives/motives as early as possible. That means really digging into the details of five key questions, “five Ws” Who are you? Whether you’re an inventor in a garage or in-house…

Benefits of our Patent Process

Our patent process is fundamentally different than that of most law firms. An analogy would be to the way in which an artist creates a statue: most say that they have a vision of the finished statue and then “release…

Blueshift IP

When very large objects are moving towards an observer, they leave a trail of blue light. Making ambitiously large objectives (like strong, defensible software patent portfolios carefully crafted and tailored to a particular business’ needs) a closer, more attainable goal…