Summary

In the wake of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. __, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) and its progeny, protecting software related innovations has never been more challenging.  With patent allowance rates in software related technologies at historically  low levels and the legal standards for patent subject matter eligibility continuing to evolve, having attorneys with a firm understanding of software and its data structures who know how to efficiently and effectively prosecute software claims has never been more important.  Hahn Loeser’s team of experienced patent attorneys with real world engineering expertise and experience with software, networking and automation systems are ready to help.  Our attorneys have years of experience evaluating, protecting, enforcing, and litigating software, networking and automation related intellectual property, as well as extensive experience drafting and managing software licenses.  We also have successfully fended off attacks by so-called patent trolls in these and a host of other areas. 

Technical areas include:  computer software and hardware, embedded control systems, networking software, software and hardware encryption, wireless connectivity, color management software and hardware, factory automation equipment and control systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, data mining, database and information management, web and smartphone applications, digital camera and imaging, electronic commerce, precision agriculture, and business methods. 

Innovations in automation equipment and digital control systems also have been expanding in recent years.  It might sound simple, but actually understanding the invention, how it is an advance over the prior art and how it relates to your business objectives is critical in drafting patent claims in these areas and gaining allowance.  To do this, it is necessary to have patent attorneys who actually understand and can explain that innovation.  Our software, networking and automation IP lawyers, led by a former Rockwell engineer, excel at making these technical innovations understandable to patent examiners, judges and juries and have the technical expertise and understanding to make a difference.

 

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