Posts Tagged: computer


Defining Computer Related Inventions in a post-Alice World

it is absolutely critical that computer related inventions describe the technology to the greatest extent possible, focusing on as much that is tangible as …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 4

Intel R&D increases lead to 36% jump in U.S. patent grants

The recent earnings release from Intel also indicates that the company is increasing its investment in research and development. Intel reported that R&D expenditures were $12.7 billion …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 0

IBM receives most U.S. patents for 23rd consecutive year

IBM once again has topped the list of annual U.S. patent recipients, receiving 7,355 patents in 2015. This is the 23rd consecutive year IBM has received more U.…
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

Programmed computers are switching machines, and not directed to an abstract idea

A computer is a machine, yet there is an ongoing trend to “anthropomorphize” computers. That is: functions that are performed by humans are said to be able …
By Peter Lablans
2 years ago 11

IBM, Microsoft and Alphabet working towards the dawn of quantum computing

Unlike classical computing, which relies on bits that take on values of either 1 or 0 in order to process information, quantum computing relies on qubits. Qubits can take …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

HP Inc. completes split, innovates in printing, file sharing and visualization tech

In 2014, HP placed 20th out of all companies filing patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, earning 1,631 patents, an increase of more than 10 percent …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Best Practices for Drafting Software Patent Applications post-Alice

Don't be afraid to make the technical disclosure long, dense and difficult to read, at least for those without technical training. In my opinion one of the …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 12

Are Patent Computer Systems Ready for U.S. Patent 10,000,000?

Over the next several weeks the USPTO will award U.S. Patent 9,200,000, which will occur just less than 8 months after U.S. Patent No. 9,000,000 was awarded. At …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 26

Software Patent Eligibility: Where is the Industry Heading?

''There should be no serious question that computer-implemented inventions such as software constitute patent-eligible subject matter under § 101,'' Paul Clement wrote in a brief filed on behalf …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

Nvidia makes interesting moves in low end GPUs for budget gaming

Perhaps the most interesting characteristic of the GeForce GTX 950 is its low price. Nvidia has typically stayed out of the low end budget GPU processing units, content …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Intel, Micron develop 3D XPoint as an eventual successor to NAND flash memory

A partnership between Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) has resulted in the development of a new non-volatile memory called 3D XPoint (pronounced “…
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

The Intel Compute Stick turns any monitor into a working computer

Intel recently introduced the world to the Compute Stick, a palm-sized device with an HDMI plug offering two gigabytes of memory, 32 gigabytes of storage space and runs …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

50 years after Moore’s Law, powerful computer processing now cheaper than ever

The price index of personal computing has dropped by greater than 40 percent since 2007; during that time, the average consumer price index rose by about 10 percent. Computer software …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

The History of Software Patents in the United States

Software patents have a long history in the United States. Computer implemented processes, or software, has been patented in the United States since 1968... Originally in Benson, the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8

IBM Inventors Join Hall of Fame for Pioneering Programmable Computing

As the Supreme Court contemplates the patent eligibility of computer systems, the National Inventors Hall of Fame will induct three IBM (NYSE: IBM) engineers for their invention …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0