Posts Tagged: computer related inventions

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
9 years ago 13

Examiner Interview Changes Favor In Person Meeting

Last week I was at the Patent Office interviewing a case along with Mark Malek, who was in town from Florida to talk firm business, look for …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 13

Software is the New Engine and Must be Patentable

Without software a computer is nothing more than a box of miscellaneous pieces that can't do much of anything. They do make nice sticky-note holders, and they …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 50

Is Software Patentable?

My position is that software must be patentable, or 500 years of patent laws make no sense. The reason that software must be patentable is that software can …
By Chuck Connell
10 years ago 50

Defining Computer Related Inventions

The code itself and how it is written is protected via copyright, if at all, not through a patent. So when you are trying to define the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 1