Computer implemented inventions in the US, is your invention “rooted in computer technology”?

Historically, the law in the America regarding computer implemented inventions,…


Dealing with US Patent Examiners

The inspiration for this blog comes from the informative Patently-O, which…


Alice vs CLS Bank - US Supreme Court Rules on Software Patents

The US Supreme Court recently handed down its eagerly awaited judgment in the…


Inventive Step is not Black and White

Amazon has recently received publicity for a US patent it was granted, covering…


Software/Business Method Patents in the US - CLS vs Alice Oral Hearings at the Supreme Court

I have written in a couple of previous blog posts (here and here) about Alice…


US Software Patents - CLS vs Alice goes to the Supreme Court

In a previous blog post I wrote about the decision in the US of the Court of…


Tricks of the Trade - Online Patent File Inspections

My professional career started in 2000, and so I have been privileged to work…


US Court Decision in DDR vs Hotels.com Leaves Door Open to Software Patents

I recently posted about a decision in the US in the case of CLS vs Alice…


The Problem with Patent Trolls

In my last post I blogged about Rackspace's victory over a patent troll. The…