Powerpatent is a pioneer in software patents. We understand how to protect software innovation, obtain patents at the USPTO, and defend or enforce patents in an environment that will challenge validity in every place.
Software is still a key driving force in the global economy. It provides greater efficiency and sophisticated forms of digital entertainment. Innovation is crucial to the industry’s growth and future health. Recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Alice decision, have made patenting software innovation more difficult.
We are a pioneer in software patent protection. Today we are focusing on overcoming the challenges of subject matter eligibility under Section 101 as well as on optimal use of intellectual property to increase shareholder wealth. We take an integrated approach to IP – we work together to overcome new challenges, provide the best advice, and give strategic counsel.
Our IP professionals are experts in a variety of software-related technologies. They keep up-to-date with the latest legal issues regarding the protection of software-related inventions both here in the United States as well as internationally. These include protection of business methods and pure applications, data and databases, open-source software issues, and the interaction between patent and trade secret protection. We have expertise in the following software technologies:
- Methods for financial and business transactions
- E-commerce and internet apps
- End-user applications programs
- Interpreters and compilers
- Database applications and data structure
- Data storage, mirroring, and mining
- Translation of language
- Protocols for network communication
- Operating systems
- Scripting languages
- Security and encryption
- Simulation and testing
- Web-based applications
We represent software technology companies, from established com