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If You Want to Protect Your Business Method, Reframe It as a Technical Invention

Mark Nowotarski discusses how the most effective way to protect an inventive business method is with a patent on a technical invention. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision, the U.S. courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have consistently held that you can’t patent a business method by itself. (Read article on IPWatchDog)

AI Patents Make a Comeback at USPTO, Finance Patents Are Still Struggling

Mark Nowotarski discusses how Artificial Intelligence (AI) patents have made a strong comeback under the new 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance. The situation is grimmer for Finance patents. (Read Article on IPWatchDog)

Strong Design Patents: The Power of The Broken Line

First in a series of four articles about design patents. As an example, this article looks at the how Apple Computer has protected its intellectual property with a substantial portfolio of design patents. (Read article on IPWatchDog)

Why Computers Made it Difficult to Get a Patent

It’s tough to get a patent these days. In my career as both an inventor and a registered US patent agent, I’ve seen the process for getting a patent become increasingly more difficult. It was never quite clear why. One can point to different policy changes, law changes, and court decisions, but I wasn’t sure that that these fully explained what was happening. (Read article on Linkedin)