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5 tips on how to get your software patents approved

Judd Hollas, CEO of EquityNet, explains what he has learned in the process of getting his patents approved

Patents are an important business asset for companies in any field, but in the software industry these days, it seems like they’re king. But after several recent Supreme Court rulings, Bilski v. Kappos and Alice Corp. v. CLS International, the path toward securing strong software patents has become trickier.

Fortunatley, Judd Hollas, CEO of EquityNet, a business crowdfunding platform, has recommendations for getting software patents approved. EquityNet has five software patents, and has learned firsthand how to navigate these tricky waters, especially in the post-Bilski world. Click on for the top five tips on how to get your software patents approved.

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STEP 1: Know what is patentable

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STEP 2: Do a thorough prior art search

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STEP 3: Hire a patent attorney

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STEP 4: Consider applying for a provisional patent

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STEP 5: Be as detailed as possible

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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