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

Of Counsel

Jordan Brown

Associate

Kyrie Cameron

Partner

Yi Chen

Technical Advisor

Abhishek Chopra

Patent Agent

Carleton Clauss

Partner

Archibald Cruz

Associate

Shuya Duan

Associate

Patrick Garrett

Of Counsel

Jonathan Howell

Associate

John Johannes

Associate

Mitchel Jones

Of Counsel

Eric Jones

Associate

Edward H. Kiessling, IV

Counsel

Malgorzata (Gosia) A. Kulczycka, Ph.D., J.D.

Partner

Johnny Lam

Associate

Michael Lew

Associate

David Lovell

Of Counsel

J. Mitchell Lowe

Associate

J. Scott Martin

Counsel

Gero G. McClellan

Partner

Eric Moore

Partner

Josh Noles

Associate

Michael Pate

Of Counsel

Aaron Perkins

Associate

Randol Read

Partner

Kevin Rollins

Of Counsel

Sammy Samman

Patent Agent

Harmeena Sandhu

Technical Advisor

Kelley Sheehan

Associate

Jon K. Stewart

Retired Partner

Adam Treiber

Of Counsel

Brooks Tueting

Partner

Xuezheng “John” Wang, Ph.D.

Associate

Craig Williams

Associate

Jay Yates

Partner

Charles Yeh

Partner

Valerie Yu

Associate

Sepp Zangeneh

Partner

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