Posts Tagged: Software


High Tech IP 2015 London IP Summit

The 4th LPS - London IP Summit, is industry leading event dedicated to bringing together IP owners, experts and investors to address key challenges and operational issues …
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Lifting the Fog on ‘Software Patents’ – Eliminate that Meaningless Term

Clearly, one does not get a patent on software or a computer program. Software, just like electronic circuits, or steam, or solar energy, or gears, or rubber …
24 days ago 14

A Strategy for Protecting Software Claims from Invalidation Under the Algorithm Requirement

In general, the courts distinguish between functions and algorithms, and they require patent applicants to disclose algorithms to cure perceived deficiencies in functions. The problem with this …
1 month ago 4

IBM recent R&D focuses on software solutions for healthcare, energy grid renewables

IBM is involved with the development of medical technologies for fields other than oncology, as is evidenced by the issue of U.S. Patent No. 9064306, which is …
1 month ago 0

Job Opening: Intellectual Ventures seeks seasoned Engineering Director for Silicon Valley office

Intellectual Ventures is looking for a seasoned Engineering Director with deep knowledge of Hardware or Software to develop expert case material, participate in asset evaluation, and define …
2 months ago 0

John Deere, GM push back against consumer modifications of vehicle software

One of the more active areas during this round of public comments collected by the Copyright Office involves the prohibitions against circumvention for Proposed Class 21, which covers …
2 months ago 13

John Deere continues to invest in new technologies, including software

Corporate investment into research and development at John Deere has also fallen slightly but the company did manage to maintain a $341.1 million R&D investment during the …
3 months 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 …
4 months ago 1

Retroactive changes to patent eligibility law suggest patents are not a property right

Changing the rules of the game is fundamentally unfair, which would be obvious to everyone if we were talking about football, soccer or playing a board game. …
5 months ago 28

Financial Services Innovations from IBM Combat Fraud, Improve Pricing Activities

Interestingly, we noted a great number of innovations filed by IBM that extend into the field of financial services. The company has already been working to develop …
5 months ago 1

Writing software is easy, but writing good software is very difficult

On January 20, 2015, I interviewed Fatih Ozluturk, a prolific inventor who has close to 200 patents to his credit and a similar number of patent applications still pending. His …
6 months ago 9

Provisional patents are like chicken soup, good for everybody

''Even a startup with strained resources can afford to file provisional applications. As a result of the American Invents Act and the fact that the United States …
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