The software industry is booming, with software companies’ revenue soaring in recent years. However, software innovations pose unique challenges to the U.S. patent system. Due to its abstract, intangible nature, software can be difficult to precisely describe unless it is deeply understood. In addition, software’s short innovation cycles mean that speed and efficiency are critical in preparing for market launch.

Patent and Copyright Protection

We secure hundreds of patents every year for industry leaders such as IBM, Cisco, Netflix, Pixar Animation Studios, Corel, and Symantec. In addition to patent protection, we employ a range of IP tactics—including copyright protection—to ensure that our clients’ R&D investments are not lost to illegal sharing, product imitation, patent infringement, or counterfeit production and distribution. Copyrights protect written and audiovisual works, and since software programs essentially are written works, the courts have allowed software creators to seek both copyright and patent protections.

Extensive Software Experience

Our experience covers a range of software innovations, including:

  • Big data
  • Business intelligence
  • Computer-aided design
  • Database optimization and management
  • Deep answering systems
  • Graphics and rendering
  • Mobile applications
  • Parallel-computer scheduling
  • Security and cryptography
  • Smart analytics
  • Social networking platforms
  • Software as a service (SaaS) solutions
  • Video analytics

Advanced Technical Prowess

Our attorneys’ backgrounds in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering enable them to effectively identify and precisely describe the inventive aspects that set each client’s technology apart. In fact, many of our attorneys are former software programmers with years of experience.


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Orson Bell

Associate

James Bender

Associate

Josh Blanton

Associate

Abhishek Chopra

Patent Agent

Carleton Clauss

Partner

Ankur Garg

Partner

Edgar N. Gonzalez

Associate

Kaylee Hoffner

Associate

John Johannes

Associate

Eric Jones

Associate

Patrick King

Counsel

Johnny Lam

Associate

Michael Lew

Associate

Maggie Martin

Associate

Ashley Maskus

Associate

Gero G. McClellan

Partner

Matthew Minnick

Associate

Eric Moore

Associate

Aaron Perkins

Associate

Shannon D. Powers

Of Counsel

Randol Read

Partner

Paige E. Reese

Associate

Sammy Samman

Technical Advisor

James Sinton

Associate

Jon K. Stewart

Retired Partner

Nick Transier

Partner

Brooks Tueting

Partner

Craig Williams

Associate

Jay Yates

Partner

Charles Yeh

Of Counsel

Sepp Zangeneh

Partner

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