Posts Tagged: computer related inventions


50 Years of Controversy Rages On: A Closer Look at Computer-Implemented Inventions

This article reviews the 50 years of controversy on software patents. Because there continues to be a cloud over computer-implemented inventions, the article makes the argument, through indisputable …
By Martin Goetz
2 months ago 26

Why the Supreme Court in the CLS Bank v. Alice Case Should Not Answer the Question on Computer-Implemented Invention

Article written by Martin Goetz... Over the years the term “software” has been terribly abused when a patent application has a computer in its specifications. We hear …
By Martin Goetz
3 years ago 76

An Examination of Software Patents

Software patents, like all patents, are a form of innovation currency. They are also ecosystem enablers, and job creators. The innovation protected by software patents is highly …
By David Kappos
4 years ago 3

Building Better Software Patent Applications: Embracing Means-Plus-Function Disclosure Requirements in the Algorithm Cases

The disclosure requirements for these types of patent applications has been a moving target for years, which means that whatever the most stringent disclosure requirements are should …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 9

A Patent for Software

What If you created an automobile engine that could deliver 500 miles per gallon of gasoline would you seek a patent? I suspect you would because that type …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 8

The Impact of the CAFC’s Joint Infringement Conundrum on Protecting Interactive Technologies

The conundrum created by the Federal Circuit’s joint infringement doctrine and its impact on protecting interactive computer-based technologies got worse last week with McKesson Technologies, Inc. …
By Eric Guttag
6 years ago 19

The Problem with Software Patents? Uninformed Critics!

Listening to those who code complain about patents is nearly hysterical. They still haven't figured out that by and large they are not innovators, but rather merely …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 42

Patent Drafting: Defining Computer Implemented Processes

So what information is required in order to demonstrate that there really is an invention that deserves to receive a patent? When examining computer implemented inventions the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 7

Don’t Steal My Avatar! Challenges of Social Networking Patents

What do you think of my jumping buddy over there? Let’s call him “George”. George is just one example of the enormous number of inventions being …
By Mark Nowotarski
6 years ago 12

The Information Needed to Avoid Writing Bad Software Patents

Software is now and will remain patentable in the United States. Software patents have been vilified by many, but they have been granted by the United States …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 122

Software Patents and Murphy’s Law: Uncertainty is Where Patentability Resides

When embarking on a software development project it is critical to understand that in order to maximize the chance of obtaining a patent you need to approach …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 12

Patent Law Fun & Lessons: What Dilbert Teaches About Inventing

As you can see from the first cartoon in the series, the creator of a project has left the company and his unfinished project is being passed …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 10

More Patents Bite the Dust Thanks to CAFC Bilski Decision

So the fact that a method or process may be performed on a computer is not enough. I dare say that strict adherence to the Federal Circuit …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 20

Bilski: Eyewitness Report and Expert Analysis

On Monday, November 9, 2009, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the much anticipated Bilski case, which could well decide once and for all whether …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 8

History of Software Patents III: In re Alappat

Several years after Arrhythmia, the Federal Circuit seemingly abandoned the Freeman-Walter-Abele test. Sitting en banc in Alappat the Federal Circuit did not apply the Freeman- Walter-Abele test, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 13