Category: Intellectual Property

Go ask Alice; I think she’ll know

The Importance of Alice Considerations on Patent Filings With apologies to Jefferson Airplane, a critical, and early, point in the patent prosecution process, is to consider if the invention is an abstract concept or is in fact a transformative invention. In 2014, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l, […]

Have Fun at the Game Developers Conference 2023!

If you are going to the 2023 Game Developer Conference I would like to draw your attention to a couple of things to keep in mind. At GDC, you will probably encounter contracts related to game development, publishing, licensing, and other aspects of the industry. These contracts can be complex and often contain clauses that […]

A Shallow Dive into Murky Software Patent Waters

A patent is a legal instrument that provides exclusive rights to an inventor for a limited period of time for an invention that involves software. The idea is that the inventor of a novel, useful thing gets a period of exclusivity in order to bring the invention to market and profit from the idea. The […]