In the ever-changing realm of Patent Law, drafting software patents have become an increasingly complicated area of practice. The recent decision in KOM Software Inc. v. NetApp, Inc. by the District of Delaware has reignited discussions surrounding the patentability of software under the Alice test, a two-step framework used to determine whether an invention falls within the categories of patent-eligible subject matter. The KOM Software decision highlights the importance of understanding the evolving landscape of software patents and the challenges associated with obtaining and enforcing patent protection in this area.
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Cost of a Patent One of the first questions from inventors is how much does a patent cost. The answer, unfortunately varies. You can file your own patent for as little as a few hundred dollars. However, because of the complexity and potential value most people prefer to have a patent attorney file a patent Read more about How Much does a Patent Cost[…]
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A strong intellectual property strategy can provide long-term success. However, there are many misunderstandings about the patent process which can contribute to a weak intellectual property strategy.
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