You have spent ages (and possibly large amounts of money) working on developing your computer-implemented idea. You know you have something special, but have you given any thought to whether you may have something patentable in all of that work?
Bernie Amarillo shares his learnings about the patentability of software related computer implemented inventions (and alternative sources of venture capital)
It is always frustrating to hear from a client seeking advice regarding the patentability of their invention, that they have been disclosing details of their invention to third-parties without having obtained a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) or having filed a patent application.
One recurring question in the field of patent law is: is my [invention] patentable? There is, unfortunately, no simple, one-size-fits-all answer to this question, because there are many different angles to examine before one can determine whether an invention is patentable.