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The Path to a Patent: 5 Things to Consider

If you are a startup or a solo inventor, you may have thought of applying for a patent as one form of intellectual property protection. This blog post attempts to set forth some very basic concepts of patenting that a startup or a solo inventor must be aware of. Of course, there are many more issues to keep in mind, including whether you should even apply for a patent or go for other forms of protection (trade secret, copyright, etc.). Some scenarios are presented below.

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Patenting Computer Software Applications: The New Wild West

When it comes to protecting “apps” or computer software with patents, the current state of patent law could be considered akin to the Wild West.  This article provides a very recent history of courts’ perceptions on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions, as well as offers guidance on the characteristics that are more likely to render an invention not only eligible for patent protection, but also more likely to provide an ability to successfully enforce patent protected rights in the long-run.

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