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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

How To Obtain Software Patents Fast – Part 1

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 Fast – Part 1[…]

Why hiring a specialised Software Patent Attorney is important

I have found over the years that many high tech executives and managers very understandably assume that if they have a patent attorney who’s been doing a great job for them on their mechanical or electrical or chemical inventions over the years, that the same patent attorney would also do a great job handling patents Read more about Why hiring a specialised Software Patent Attorney is important[…]

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 with copyright, trademark, and trade secret protection, your company may still be vulnerable to lawsuits, Read more about 3 Reasons Why You Need Patent Protection[…]

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 patents. In my own law firm, we often find ourselves navigating through a minefield of Read more about How To Avoid The Key Patent Pitfalls[…]

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 catalyst to economic and community growth worldwide. BlueshiftIP‘s Cynthia Gilbert will be speaking at the Read more about World IP Day[…]