Is Software Patentable? Not Always. Here’s Why.

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Lady Justice protecting your software patents. The question of the century? Or of the millennium? Definitely a question the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and U.S. Supreme Court have been struggling with since the term “software” was coined. In 2014, arguments were heard by the Supreme Court in the case of Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank International. The case has created a lot...

Don’t Lose Your International Patent Rights: 2 Key Tips for Preserving Your IPs Value

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There are the top 2 things a business person should know about patent rules if they’re going to be manufacturing or selling internationally: 1) Public disclosures before filing can nullify your patent rights in some countries 2) Filing a PCT application gives you flexibility and time for individual global patent filings First point: What constitutes a ‘public disclosure?’ A ‘public disclosure’...

Innovation & Patent Protection: A Primer on Why to Patent

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Lady Justice is not always blind. The patent system seems to be in the news only when big companies like Apple and Samsung are suing each other, or when there’s a major law change like the America Invents Act that was passed in 2011 and implemented in 2012 and 2013. Even then, the changes wrought by these legal wranglings are difficult to discern unless a person is well versed in patent law. The...

Government Can Play a Part in Green Energy Growth

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Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and former FCC Chair, talks to InnovationNetwork.guru at the Wharton DC Innovation Summit 2014 about the mission of the CGC to give loans to companies across the U.S. in support of all types of green energy focused businesses. In the interview, he also sets elucidates a vision of the role of government in the U.S. and what it can do to support innovation. by...

Aneesh Chopra Speaks on Innovation Opportunity in Open Government

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Aneesh Chopra, Co-founder and Executive VP of Hunch Analytics, spoke to InnovationNetwork.guru at the Wharton DC Innovation Summit about the use of big open data sets provided by the government to develop solutions for energy, health and education. Aneesh gave the example of iTriageHealth as an innovative solution which helps people find low cost Federal health centers rather than going to the emergency...