Maiorana, P.C.

Software Patent Attorneys

Software Patent Attorney - Palo Alto


The software patent attorneys at Maiorana, P.C. are prepared to provide you with top patent law firm services at affordable prices. We have provided world-class patent legal services to our clients since 1998. Many of our clients are key technology contributors for the computer, software and semiconductor markets for Silicon Valley based companies. Palo Alto has been an especially fertile location for innovation, which is no surprise given that Palo Alto has the highest concentration of residents having Master’s or Doctorate degrees (40.2%) according to City-Data.com.

According to Crunchbase there are more than 1800 companies in Palo Alto including Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Tesla, SurveyMonkey, Cloudera, Palantir Technologies, Skype, IDEO, Medallia, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. We look forward to collaborating with such innovative companies to help them thrive through acquisition and use of exclusive patent rights. Please read the rest of this note and consider how we can best serve your needs.

Our patent lawyers have obtained many software patents for our clients. We have successfully navigated the challenges posed by the Supreme Court’s Alice decision from 2014. Since the Alice decision, the issue rate for patent claims related to business method inventions has decreased dramatically. But, the likelihood of success for an invention that makes non-abstract improvements in computer-related technology is still fairly high. Also, when possible we draft patent claims tailored to avoid having an invention be characterized as a covered business method. If your invention is properly characterized as a business method, we can work with your inventor to help determine whether key limitations can be included in the claimed invention. If such limitations do exist, we can move forward with a patent application. If not, we will save you time and money by recommending that no patent application for such business methods be filed. If this all sounds complicated, it is. But we take care of all the details. You provide the invention, we provide the patent support services.

We have a proven track record. Maiorana P.C. has acquired more than 1,700 issued US patents for our clients. The results from our experienced attorneys shows. We battle with the USPTO to protect the rights for market perturbing innovations. Our patent licensing experience together with our patent prosecution expertise enables us to work with our clients to look beyond protection of narrow invention embodiments and acquire rights to exclude others from practicing inventions that are important to protect our clients’ critical market, financial and technology objectives. Maiorana P.C. provides exceptional value through affordable patent guidance aligned with our clients’ dynamic needs in response to competitive landscapes that can change dramatically more than once each year. We are able to meet with you in-person in our San Jose office [1] to discuss: patent application preparation (both provisional and non-provisional), patent prosecution, licensing opportunities and strategies, invention disclosure evaluations, freedom to operate prior art searches, brainstorming sessions, patent opinion letters (invalidity and non-infringement), patent litigation support, foreign filing determinations, and many other intellectual property issues related to patents, trade secrets, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, trademarks, copyrights, joint development, and contractual matters - including licensing rights, indemnification obligations, and confidentiality obligations.

Please explore our website to better understand the capabilities of our firm, and then consider whether you are interested in obtaining affordable services to effectively protect your company’s precious intangible assets.

Please call us (CA - 408-890-6549) or email us (office-ca@MaioranaPC.com) at your earliest convenience so we can explore the intellectual property protection efforts you consider most important for the continued and increasing success of your company.
  • Henry Groth
  • July 2017

[1]  Near the Silicon Valley USPTO - 26 S. Fourth Street San Jose, CA 95113
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Topics: Patent Attorney – Palo Alto, Top Patent Law Firm, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Silicon Valley, Software, Business Method, Affordable, Silicon Valley US Patent and Trademark Office

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