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What Does the American Invents Act (AIA) Actually Accomplish?

Patent reform is something that seems to come alive and then die off.  The American Invents Act (AIA) was legislation that was passed on September 16, 2011 by the Obama Administration.  In the last 4 years, more and more of its respective sections have been made effective and apparent that there is much more work […]

How useful are App Store Reviews?

By: Olinga Mitchell What is the first thing that you look at when you decide to get a new App? After determining that an App may be useful (and sometimes even before), I look at the reviews to gauge whether this App is really worth my time.  Sometimes the comments about the App gush about […]

I’ve posted an App to the App Store without filing a patent application…Can I still Protect it?

The short answer is Yes. An inventor is granted a one year grace period where their disclosure is not considered prior art for their invention. However, posting an App without first obtaining any patent protection is a risky proposition. Previously, the law followed a first to invent system. This means that if an inventor could […]

Can I obtain patent protection for my mobile application?

By: K. Olinga Mitchell Yes. It is certainly possible to obtain patent protection for applications written for mobile devices. Patent protection extends to software in the United States of America. Whether or not you should attempt to acquire patent protection is a business decision.  A patent will protect your idea from potential competitors however this […]

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