When it comes to protecting “apps” or computer software with patents, the current state of patent law could be considered akin to the Wild West. This article provides a very recent history of courts’ perceptions on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions, as well as offers guidance on the characteristics that are more likely to render an invention not only eligible for patent protection, but also more likely to provide an ability to successfully enforce patent protected rights in the long-run.

Read more on the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council blog.

Article brought to you by:
Nathan A. Evans
Of Counsel
Intellectual Property Group

Michele L. Mayberry
New River Valley IP Law PC