The Great Digital Land Grab

Late 2019 USPTO patent eligibility changes open the flood-gates for software patents

Abstract Ideas have always been ineligible patent subject matter

Software development is the creation and manipulation of Abstract Ideas — Mathematical Concepts, Methods of Organizing Human Activity or Mental Processes

And patent examiners are NOT incentivized to grant patent applications, they are incentivized to deny them!

Now Abstract Ideas ARE allowed IF Additional Elements create a Practical Application.

Unprecedented IP landscape expansion

If your organization does NOT have an intellectual property process, two outcomes are likely:

First mover advantages will be immense

Many companies successfully avoided exploring the patent landscape — This is no longer possible

Prediction: By 2030 we will experience 2x to 4x increase of filed and enforceable patents

Part 1 of 2 of a Blog Series on Innovation and Intellectual Property:

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Startup Founder, Inventor, Product Leader, Digital Hunter & Marketer, Data & Privacy Renegade, Philosopher, Digital Humanist

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