traverselegal - September 12, 2014 - Software Patents
The recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions of Alice and Mayo have restrictively impacted patenting software and Internet related inventions. This month, the lower Federal Courts have expanded the trend by invalidating patents at the beginning of litigation. In the wake of this new law, can you still patent software? Can I still enforce my patent? What does this mean for patent infringement? What is the “abstract idea” exception to patentability? Patenting software and Internet commerce related inventions has become tricky, but is it impossible? Is my Internet related patent still valid? What are my chances of getting a software invention patent allowed?
If you are interested in an explanation of these latest developments in patent law, Traverse Legal PLC patent attorneys are ready to assist. Thinking of licensing or buying a patent, but unsure how it measures up under the new law? Do you have a patent pending with the USPTO and seek advice on claim amendments in view of the emerging law? We can audit pending patent claims, patents and patent portfolios in view of the recent law changes. If you are interested in patenting a new software or Internet invention, please contact us for a Section 101 Abstract Idea consultation, so that you may have this information before deciding whether to pursue a patent, and before spending time and money on having a patent application prepared and prosecuted.