Posts Tagged: Computers


Software Patent-Eligible Subject Matter: Claiming Improvements in Computer Functionality

Particularize the claims.  This helps overcome the “abstract” part of a 101 rejection. Put details into the claims to define the steps performed in the software and hardware …
By G. Michael Roebuck
4 months ago 30

Computer history, nothing abstract to be found

Computers, processors, memories and transmission equipment are devices or machines. All these machines, as configured systems, have a documented history of addressing concrete technical problems that were …
By Peter Lablans
10 months ago 9

Executable mathematics renders inventions physical! Welcome to the digital age

The use of a mathematical formula in a claim can trigger a 35 USC 101 rejection or invalidation of the patented claim. However, the role of mathematics in physics …
By Peter Lablans
3 years ago 64

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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago 26

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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 years ago 1

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
5 years ago 0

Fujitsu Seeks Patent on Method of Detecting Illegal Network Connections

This patent application was filed by Fujitsu with the USPTO in July 2013, and claims the benefit of priority of a prior Japanese Patent Application filed on Oct. 26, 2012. …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Software Patent Basics: What Level of Description is Required?

The key to any software patent application is to describe the invention with enough technical detail, system specifics and process information so that a computer programmer could …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

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