Maiorana, P.C.

Software Patent Attorneys

Software Patent Attorney - Sunnyvale

Maiorana, P.C. continues to provide superb patent legal services to its clients since as it has since its inception in 1998. Much of our work focuses on intellectual property matters including semiconductor, computer and Software Patent applications for Silicon Valley based companies.

Our Software Patent Attorneys have obtained many Software Patents for our clients. Software Patents are an important protection for smartphone apps and other software related inventions. Our Software Patent Attorneys in San Jose have successfully navigated the challenges posed by the Supreme Court’s Alice decision in 2014. We would be interested in helping you with your software invention. (CA - 408-890-6549) Our Software Patent Attorneys keep up with the many changes in US Patent Office procedures relating to Software Patents so you don't have to.

Since the Alice decision, the issuance rate for patents claiming business method inventions has decreased dramatically. However, the likelihood of success for an invention that makes non-abstract improvements in computer-related technology is still fairly high. Also, when possible we will draft patent claims to avoid having an invention be characterized as a covered business method. If your invention is properly characterized as a business method, we can help by working with your inventor to 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.

Earlier this year a non-precedential opinion the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (see Trading Technologies v. CQG) determined that certain claims to graphical user interface were patent eligible. Software Patents are possible for a graphical user interface. Trading Technologies provided us with a framework for arguing against contrary findings by a Patent Examiner during prosecution [2] or or during and appeal at Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

To provide even greater responsiveness to our Silicon Valley and Bay Area clients the firm has recently added a San Jose office. We chose San Jose as the location for our second office because of the large number of clients located in our near Silicon Valley (including Sunnyvale) who we believe can benefit greatly from our services. According to Crunchbase there are more than 1240 companies in Sunnyvale including publicly owned technology companies and compelling pre-IPO ventures. We look forward to enabling the continued success of such publicly owned companies and to charting new horizons for many exciting new ventures. Please consider how we can best serve your needs.

Our vast experience in acquiring more than 1,700 issued US patents for our clients shows that our intense efforts to battle to protect the rights that our clients deserve for their remarkable innovations have been largely successful. Our patent licensing and corporate counsel experience compliments our patent preparation and prosecution expertise to enables our clients to obtain rights broad enough to exclude others from practicing inventions that are important to our clients and the prosperity of their businesses. Our attorneys have worked with clients with a great diversity of dynamic technology roadmaps. Our experience with such dynamic technology roadmaps has taught us to readily adapt our filing strategies to your roadmap to produce affordable patent applications that protect your inventions from infringement by others [1]. We are also prepared to change our patent prosecution strategies in response to such dynamic roadmaps.

Our San Jose office ensures that our clients will be able to timely schedule in-person meetings with our attorneys related to: invention disclosure evaluations, brainstorming sessions, patent application preparation (both provisional and non-provisional), patent prosecution, patent litigation support, foreign filing determinations, licensing opportunities and strategies, opinion letters (invalidity and non-infringement), and many other intellectual property issues related to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, joint development, mergers and acquisitions due diligence, and contractual matters - including indemnification obligations, licensing rights, and confidentiality obligations.

Please take some time to explore our website and then evaluate whether our firm can provide you with services that will more effectively enable your company to robustly protect your game-changing intangible assets. Please contact us at your earliest convenience so we can explore your intellectual property protection efforts needs for the continued and increasing success of your bottom line.

Please call us (CA - 408-890-6549) or email us ( 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
  • June 2017

[1]  Chris discusses the difference between Patentability and Infringement here).
[2]  Patent prosecution is the process of drafting and filing a patent application and pursuing protection for the patent application with the USPTO.
[3] Audio of this Article.
Topics: Patent Attorney - Sunnyvale, Patent Law, Software Patent Lawyer Sunnyvale, Software Invention, Intellectual Property, Bay Area Software Patent

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