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...

Traklight & the Traklight Platform for IP & Risk Management

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What does Traklight Offer? Traklight is the only self-guided software platform to identify and capture the value of ideas and intellectual property for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). In addition to helping SMBs and investors accurately identify the value of intangible assets, Traklight licenses its platform to attorneys, other professionals, and software platforms to streamline the client...