Patent Protection for Developers in the IoT Space

June 23, 2016

Many companies, large and small, are working to invent new technologies and applications for use in the Internet of Things. In this presentation, Mitchell Feller, a partner with Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, will provide an overview of patent issues for developers in the IoT space and give practical advice on topics including:

• Pros and cons of seeking patent protection;

• Requirements for getting a patent and the patenting process;

• Types of things in IoT design chain which can be patented;

• Issues related to patentability of software and methods for data collection and use;

• Alternatives to patents;

• Common pitfalls to avoid.