Software

The Perfect Storm in Software Patents

The complexity of patenting software is often exponentially higher than other tangible inventions in the mechanical or electrical realms. Software patents require careful, precise claims and descriptions, way above what one typically finds in general “widgets”. Inventors should also bear in mind that there are relatively few attorneys in the United States that specialize in …

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Through the Looking Glass: the Alice Patent Case

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 “Alice ruling” has had a powerful ripple effect throughout the software industry. Nearly two years later, concrete definitions for critical concepts like “abstract idea” and “significantly more” are not in place. Court rulings have overturned a number of patents. For software developers, inventors, and patent holders, it’s created an unclear …

Through the Looking Glass: the Alice Patent Case `

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