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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Usher Changes to Patent Law

December, 3rd, 2019

By  Victor P. Lin In the past decade, the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-based technology has skyrocketed.  It has ushered a new industrial revolution, where every aspect of society will eventually involve machine [Read More…]

It’s Time for Utility Models in the US

November, 18th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. The US patent system no longer serves the interests of small business and independent inventors. Virtually every change to US patent law in recent years whether by Judicial interpretation or [Read More…]

Abolish 101 And Judicial Exceptions to Patentability

November, 1st, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Congress is seriously considering effectively abolishing not only section 101 but all judge-made law limiting the scope of patent protection beyond 102 prior art. The language in the legislative proposal [Read More…]

Patents vs. Trade Secrets – What’s Best for You

October, 23rd, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Why do some companies choose to patent their invention while others choose to keep it secret? It comes down to determining what protection is best for your business and invention. A [Read More…]

Video Games; Press Yes to Continue

October, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta The next generation of gaming consoles is quickly approaching.  Microsoft revealed its new gaming console generation with the Xbox Scarlett and Sony revealed the PlayStation 5.  However, with the advances in [Read More…]

Continuation Applications Should be Part of Your Patent Strategy

September, 25th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. One of the easiest and most strategic ways to build up a patent portfolio is using continuation applications. A continuation application is a “child” application filed during the pendency of [Read More…]

Could AI be the Largest Pharma Co.? USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting AI

September, 17th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long Earlier this year the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released eligibility guidelines for AI-related inventions. However, there still remains multiple questions regarding the ability to patent AI inventions. Late [Read More…]

Patents: A Way to Attack, Defend, and Diplomacy

June, 27th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Jacob J. Alexander In recent years the number and use of patents has grown exponentially. There were nearly 4 times as many patent applications filled in 2013 than in [Read More…]

Claiming Software Patents in 2019

April, 4th, 2019

By Andrew P Siuta Rapid innovation makes it difficult to create a computer technology system that is not obsolete 20 years from its conception. However, with proper drafting techniques a patent attorney can write a [Read More…]

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