Our panel of Knobbe Martens partners hosted this complimentary and informative webinar to discuss the state of software and hardware IP protection and enforcement.
Challenges to obtaining broad software and hardware IP protection are coming from every side. The Supreme Court may decide this year whether certain software even qualifies as patentable subject matter. The USPTO is also examining certain types of software applications with higher scrutiny.
Many recent decisions at the Federal Circuit have made it harder to enforce the IP that you do obtain. In addition to those difficulties, pending patent reform legislation may force a “loser pays” approach in court, where a company may have to pay millions of dollars in legal fees if they don’t win their litigation.
Our panel explained these issues, and provided real-world strategies to help maximize the protection and enforcement of your intellectual property.