Why Patents are Worthless Until They Become Invaluable

I hear many high-tech entrepreneurs say, “Patents are worthless. They stop competitors from copying you, but our competitors aren’t copying us. Our main problem is developing and selling our products, not stopping copiers. What we need to succeed is first-mover advantage and a great marketing and sales operation, not expensive, worthless patents.” What these companies Read more about Why Patents are Worthless Until They Become Invaluable[…]

How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 6

This is the sixth and final segment in our series of articles on how to determine whether your software is patentable. If you are an inventor, an executive at a tech company, or a patent lawyer outside the U.S., this will help you to at least make a first pass determination of whether your software Read more about How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 6[…]

How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 5

We had such a positive response to our four-part series on How to Determine Whether Software is Patentable that we have added two more bonus parts to the series.  This is part 5, which explains another criterion that you can evaluate to help determine whether your software is patentable in the U.S. If you are Read more about How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 5[…]

How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 4

This is the fourth and final part in a series of articles on how to determine whether your software is patentable. If you are an inventor, an executive at a tech company, or a patent lawyer outside the U.S., this will help you to at least make a first pass determination of whether your software Read more about How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 4[…]

How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 3

This is part 3 in a series of articles on how to determine whether your software is patentable. If you are an inventor, an executive at a tech company, or a patent lawyer outside the U.S., this will help you to at least make a first pass determination of whether your software is worth considering Read more about How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 3[…]

How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 2

This is part 2 in a series of articles on how to determine whether your software is patentable. If you are an inventor, an executive at a tech company, or a patent lawyer outside the U.S., this will help you to at least make a first pass determination of whether your software is worth considering Read more about How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 2[…]

How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 1

This is the first in a series of articles on how to determine whether your software is patentable. If you are an inventor, in management at a high tech company, or a patent lawyer outside the U.S. this will help you to at least make a first pass determination of whether your software or your Read more about How to determine whether software is patentable – Part 1[…]

Update Your Invention, Update your Patent Portfolio

Today I’m going to help you to avoid a very common patent pitfall. I encounter many high tech business owners, executives, and inventors who have the mistaken belief that if they’ve obtained a patent on the original version of a product that the patent will cover the product as a whole forever, but that is Read more about Update Your Invention, Update your Patent Portfolio[…]

The Key Issue for AI and Patents that No One is Talking About

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a very hot topic in the field of patent law. As AI has achieved some significant successes and momentum in recent years, including among major high-tech companies, the implications of AI for patents have grabbed everyone’s attention. Both high-tech companies and law firms are trying to figure out what strategies to Read more about The Key Issue for AI and Patents that No One is Talking About[…]

How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 2

One of the most common complaints that companies have about the patenting process is that it is too slow, especially for software patents. Fortunately, there are some infrequently used methods for obtaining software patents much more quickly than the norm, and we at Blueshift IP are familiar with all of these ways and with choosing Read more about How To Obtain Software Patents Faster – Part 2[…]