Patent Protection for Entertainment Software Inventions

JD Supra Law

Innovators seeking patent protection for entertainment software inventions should be aware that all software inventions face patent-eligibility issues.

Why Should You Patent Your Invention?


A patent is a form of intellectual property right granted to an invention. It gives the inventor or patent owner exclusive rights and prevents others from manufacturing, selling, or marketing the invention. Why should I patent my invention? Patent patent your invention


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How to Write an Invention Disclosure

Invention disclosure documents are the important first steps in the IP commercialization process. If you improperly write your invention disclosure, it can result in a complete loss of your patent rights down the road.

Cross-Border Inventing


The top (blue-circle) series looks generally at cross-border joint-inventing while the lower (orange-square) series reports a subset where at least one of the inventors has a US residence. The rise in cross-border inventing also correlates with the rise in joint inventorship.

PTO invents perpetual spam machine

Likelihood of Confusion

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Invention Stories: Ring Tackles Better Home Security

The post Invention Stories: Ring Tackles Better Home Security appeared first on - IP Innovation and Analytics. Innovation

Patent Protection on AI Inventions

Intellectual Property Law Blog

In the following sections, we will discuss an illustrative list of subject areas that may offer patentable AI inventions. (1) In recent years, AI patent activity has exponentially increased.

The Truth About Invention Disclosures

The post The Truth About Invention Disclosures appeared first on - IP Innovation and Analytics. How the right editing services can set you on the path to protect that IP. When you open your GPS to get directions, you must know your destination before.

Year’s ‘Best’ Inventions Show the Breadth of Today’s Creators and Speed to Marketplace – For Some

IP Close Up

From the drawing board to the marketplace, a broad range of imaginative new inventions are reaching people faster and wider. Amazingly, many of TIME magazine’s best inventions Continue reading.

Fast-Track Patent Program for Humane ?Inventions

JD Supra Law

Senate passed a bill to codify the Fast-Track Patent Program for Humane Inventions. On November 29, 2022, the U.S. Both chambers of Congress have now voted to substantively codify H.R.

Only Humans are Inventive?


In the case, Thaler claims to own a computer named DABUS, and that DABUS conceived-of two patentable inventions. Of all the arguments presented, I thought that Thaler’s best relied upon Section 103’s statement that patentability shall not depend upon “the manner in which the invention was. Thaler argued that the PTO was, in fact, refusing to issue a patent because the invention was made by an AI rather than a human. By Dennis Crouch.

Black Inventors and Their Inventions

JD Supra Law

Among these triumphs are the inventions black inventors have contributed, many of which were not recognized with a patent because the Patent Acts of 1793 and 1836 barred slaves from obtaining patents because they were not considered citizens.

The ‘Restoring America Invents Act’ Would Open the Floodgates for Patent Owner Harassment

IP Watchdog

The much discussed, but previously unreleased, Restoring America Invents Act has finally been made public.

How Popular Inventions Came to Life: Who Invented the Air Conditioner?

Willis Carrier invented the air conditioner in 1902 and was granted a patent for the invention in 1906. Carrier’s invention was the culmination of centuries of experimentation with air, water, The post How Popular Inventions Came to Life: Who Invented the Air Conditioner?

Pioneer Inventions


Pioneer Inventions — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) October 7, 2021. Patent

Dear Patenticity: Still Inventing

JD Supra Law

Dear Patenticity, My company has several new product concepts under development right now, and some are very early in the design process. We are in a very competitive space, so we want to protect our work with patents to the extent we can.

Ten Years of the America Invents Act: Toward a More Objective and Accurate Patent System

IP Watchdog

When the America Invents Act (AIA) was before Congress a decade ago, it was heralded as the first comprehensive patent law since the 1952 Act. Ten years’ perspective on the new law, however, shows that its changes to patent policy have been more evolution rather than revolution.

Principle of Holistic Consideration in Inventiveness Determination

JD Supra Law

The invention shall be considered as a whole. Under Section 3.1

The Rise Of The Machines—When Inventions Invent

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USPTO, EPO, and Precedent- As some readers may recall, the increasing efficacy and ubiquity of artificial intelligence has instigated philosophical and legal debate concerning whether an artificial intelligence may itself be considered the inventor of an innovation it has generated.

Do More with Your Invention Disclosures

The proper authorship of invention disclosures as an internal document meant to record and communicate the processes and products of early-stage innovation can be overlooked.

AI Systems May Invent, But Are They Inventors?

JD Supra Law

Arguably, an AI system, which is a non-human, can also create or invent. Previously, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”) has found that a non-human may infringe patents. But can an AI system be a named inventor on a patent?

Can Computer Systems Using Artificial Intelligence Patent their own Inventions?

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Increasingly, companies are using artificial intelligence to invent new methods and products. But can a named inventor be a non-human machine under the law? . By: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Patent Protection on AI Inventions

JD Supra Law

In recent years, AI patent activity has exponentially increased. The figure below shows the volume of public AI patent applications categorized by AI component in the U.S. from 1990-2018. The eight AI components in FIG. 1 are defined in an article published in 2020 by the USPTO.

How to Improve an Invention with

The post How to Improve an Invention with appeared first on - IP Innovation and Analytics. New ideas—even really good ones—aren’t ready for a patent application and spot on store shelves right out of the gate. The most successful ideas aren’t actually very new at all.

Celebrating (?) the America Invents Act: Ten Years On, Many IP Stakeholders Say it’s Time for a Second Look

IP Watchdog

During IPWatchdog LIVE 2021 in Dallas, Texas, I asked a handful of willing attendees for their thoughts on the impact of the America Invents Act (AIA) in anticipation of today, the ten-year anniversary of the day President Barack Obama signed the AIA into law.

Reward and remuneration for service inventions

IAM Magazine

Reward has nothing to do with whether the invention-creation has been exploited and the economic benefit obtained therefrom; the employee-­inventor has the right to request a reward once the patent right is granted. For service inventions, the inventor shall neither be denied a

Boards of Appeal back rejection of special criteria for the novelty of purity inventions, but the Guidelines remain out of step (T 0043/18)

The IPKat

Historically, the EPO has used a higher bar to assess the novelty for purity of compound inventions. Previously, purity inventions were only considered novel if a high purity could not be achieved by conventional means.

Federal Circuit Ruling Reinforces Importance of Documenting Inventions Pre-Collaboration

JD Supra Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently reversed an appeal of a decision granting summary judgment that an invention was reduced to practice during the term of a cooperative research and development agreement thereby granting the government a license to use the invention.

Who Invented What?


HYPO: Human uses a corporate owned AI to generate an invention. AI's contribution would be co-inventive if it were human. Who invented? — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) April 19, 2022. Patent

What’s the invention?


Patent Application Publication No. 2022-0194583 (2022). Patent

Patent protection for software inventions in Europe

IAM Magazine

Inventions related to user interfaces, business methods, mathematical methods and simulations require extra care in Europe. Inventions related to image processing and cryptography are usually considered to have technical character in Europe

Inventing Chaos with the Moderna/NIH Dispute

IP Watchdog

Moderna and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are poised for a legal battle over inventorship of a vaccine for COVID-19. While a court may resolve the dispute over inventorship for the patent application, court review of current inventorship rules could be a slippery slope to chaos.

Plausible Factual Allegations Concerning Inventive Concepts Preclude Motion to Dismiss

JD Supra Law

Summary: Plausible allegations of an inventive concept in a complaint precludes a motion to dismiss for lack of patent eligibility because determining whether such a concept was well-understood, routine, or conventional was a question of fact that could not be resolved at the Rule 12(b)(6) stage.

The Corporation as an Inventive Artificial Intelligence


Yes, a corporation may own or license an invention and its resulting patents. But, the law persists in most nations as it has for more than 200 years that patentable inventions must begin with a human person, the inventor. In that sense, there is no “corporate invention” because corporate ownership of patent rights are derived rather than original—they stem from a transfer of property rights from human inventors who begins the chain of title.

Canadian Federal Court Sets a New Subject-Matter Eligibility Test for Computer-Implemented Inventions

IP Watchdog

Clearing the air on labyrinthine subject-matter eligibility standards for computer-implemented inventions (CIIs), a Canadian Federal Court last month revisited the issue in Benjamin Moore & Co.

You Developed a New Invention – How Do You Determine if it is Patentable?

JD Supra Law

An invention developed by a business or individual inventor may have great value to that business or individual, either through the commercialization of the invention or by licensing the invention to others in return for a license fee.

Invention Licensing Today May Be Easier for Some Without Patents Than With

IP Close Up

The news in much of the inventing community is often doom and gloom, but for Stephen Key, a successful creator and entrepreneur, the opportunities faced Continue reading.

On Analysis of Hindsight Bias in Inventiveness Determination

JD Supra Law

of Chapter 4, Part II: “When evaluating the inventive step of an invention, the examiner is apt to underestimate the inventive step of the invention since he has already known the contents of the invention, and hence a mistake of hindsight bias is likely to be made.

The Importance Of Patents For ML-Based Medical Device Inventions

JD Supra Law

The use of machine learning (ML) in the medical device field has greatly expanded in recent years, becoming increasingly important to the product offerings of many medical device companies. By: MoFo Life Sciences

A Split Develops: Can Artificial Intelligence Invent Stuff?

JD Supra Law

There is a split developing in the world over whether artificial intelligence software (AI) can be listed as an inventor on a patent application. A recent U.S. district court decision illustrates the consistent position taken in the U.S.