|Production Date:||October 11 2011|
In recent years, there has been a debate on the extent to which computer software patents should be granted. The argument in support of these patent grants is that it promotes innovation by incentivizing the creation of new software. The detractors believe these software patents stifle innovation by granting broad patent protection to basic technologies needed by software developers. Join patent attorney Scott Thorpe in this presentation that analyzes both sides of this debate and explains the standards required to successfully apply for these software patents. Mr. Thorpe begins by reviewing the two major Federal Circuit Court cases (CyberSource Corporation v. Retail Decisions, Inc. and Ultramercial, LLC v. Hulu, LLC) that have established the standards for approving the patents of computer software. Mr. Thorpe then explains how to overcome the challenges faced in the patent application itself by providing illustrative examples. The program concludes with a discussion of the treatment of software patents on an international scale and its future in the years to come. This will be an interesting course for all intellectual property attorneys who would like to learn more about software patents.
I. Statutory Basis for Software Patents
II. The CyberSource and Ultramercial Decisions
III. Overcoming Challenges with Claiming a Software Patent
IV. Software Patents on an International Scale
george (Jersey City, NJ)
Kwadjo (Painted Post, NY)
Louis (Howard Beach, NY)
Very interesting and enlightening.
Neil (Cross River , NY)
Interesting and informative
Dennis (Quincy, IL)
Very valuable and a dry subject presented well
Neil (North Salem, NY)
Very good - coming from a non- patent lawyer!
John (Alexandria, VA)
Very informative. Would benefit from better editing.
Andrew (Rockville, MD)
Kelvin (Chicago, IL)
Did an excellent job in communicating a highly techinal subject matter in an informational and transformational manner. Particularly, in describing the case law and how that could be useful in one's describing the limitation of their software patent applications.
James (Fairfax Station, VA)
Excellent organization and presentation.