Francis

Francis

Want the most value out of your patents? Do this.

Over the last few weeks we have discussed the impact of Alice on patents, and determined that it is still possible to obtain software patents post-Alice. We saw patent litigation suit filings close to all-time highs. Although filing one or…

Can I still patent software?

Yes, software is patentable. Although some commentators declared that Alice heralded the end of software patents, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will not deny a patent on an invention simply because the invention is related to software.…

Can I patent an idea?

Many innovators have asked this question, especially over the past year. To find the answer, we now have to ask Alice. In case you’re not familiar, let me provide some background before introducing you to Alice. The proverbial pendulum regarding…

JiNan Glasgow George
US Patent Attorney

JiNan is recognized worldwide for her expertise in Intellectual Property. She has spoken about Intellectual Property in front of the UN, and been a featured speaker at Intellectual Property conferences in India, Italy, France, South Africa, Mexico, Ghana, as well…

Neil Barnes
US Patent Attorney

Neil helps innovators create positive impact through strategic patent portfolio development. By taking a communicative approach to understand the business context of clients’ inventions, Neil works with clients to create patent assets tailored to their business goals. Over the years…

John Stathis
US Patent Attorney

John works with inventors to grow their businesses through the creation of strategic patent and trademark portfolios.  John graduated from Duke University with a BSE in Biomedical Engineering, having received education and experience in a wide variety of technological fields.…