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A Selection of IP-related Posts by Schott, P.C.

Federal Circuit: Software Not An Abstract Idea—Is Patentable

Software patents are alive. Again. Many pundits have been saying it since the Supreme Court’s Alice decision on patentable subject matter in ...
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April 2016 Patent Law Update

dreamstime_s_38780059 2USPTO Subject Matter Guidelines UpdatedIf you haven’t seen them, the USPTO published patentable subject matter hypotheticals, with an ...
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Patents vs. Trade Secret: Which is Right for You?

An Article in Schott, P.C.’s IP Law For Start-ups SeriesBy Stephen B. SchottPatents prevent others from using your idea in ...
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2 Minute IP: How Can I Get My Patent Faster?

https://player.vimeo.com/video/158730164 If you have questions, contact me.If you want IdeaEsq delivered to your inbox, sign up for the daily ...
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On Octopi and Myths of Claim Drafting: Negative Limitations and Empty Spaces

The plural of octopus is a funny word. Ask most people and they’ll tell you that it’s octopi. ...
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What Is A Provisional Application’s Prior Art Date?

By Stephen B. SchottProvisional applications have a filing date and a publication date. How do you decide which date ...
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