Much of our technology-driven economy stems from software these days. In view of recent court cases, technology-oriented startups often ask whether the functionality included in their software remains protectable by patent. In this presentation, we will discuss:
– Ideas and concepts that can be protected by the law;
– Requirements and the process to obtain patent protection;
– Key recent changes that affect technology-oriented startups;
– Issues related to patentability of software and methods for data collection and use;
– Steps that inventors need to consider during development and patent prosecution to best position themselves for long term patent protection.
About the presenter:
Barry R. Lewin is a partner and a patent attorney with Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman. Barry focuses his practice on patent prosecution in the mechanical and electronic arts including software-based and hardware-based inventions. Prior to earning his law degree, Barry was a Director at Lucent Technologies, Telcordia Technologies, and SAIC, where he led teams in intellectual property and new product development. Barry holds a Doctor of Law degree from Rutgers School of Law, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.