Many clients ask us if software can be patented. The legal answer is that, generally, software is not patentable by itself. The practical answer is that software may be patentable when claimed in the context of the hardware on which it executes. However, each case is nuanced and careful drafting of the invention is required to avoid a rejection for attempting to patent pure software.
At the same time, software, computers and telecommunications continue to be very active areas with the advent of the Internet and the thousands of Mobile Apps that are now available across a broad range of exciting platforms. Many exciting advances still lie ahead.
At PCK, we excel at the originating drafting and prosecution of software related inventions. We have drafted and successfully prosecuted hundreds of such applications. We understand the requirements for successfully patenting software related inventions. Our skilled professionals can readily and painlessly guide you through the hurdles of preparing and prosecuting applications for your software related inventions.