About the Authors

  • The Authors and Contributors of "Patent Docs" are patent attorneys and agents, many of whom hold doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines.
2018 Juristant Badge - MBHB_165
Juristat #4 Overall Rank

E-mail Newsletter

  • Enter your e-mail address below to receive the "Patent Docs" e-mail newsletter.

Contact the Docs


  • "Patent Docs" does not contain any legal advice whatsoever. This weblog is for informational purposes only, and its publication does not create an attorney-client relationship. In addition, nothing on "Patent Docs" constitutes a solicitation for business. This weblog is intended primarily for other attorneys. Moreover, "Patent Docs" is the personal weblog of the Authors; it is not edited by the Authors' employers or clients and, as such, no part of this weblog may be so attributed. All posts on "Patent Docs" should be double-checked for their accuracy and current applicability.
Juristat #8 Overall Rank


« News from Abroad: Revised Provisional Timetable for the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court | Main | PTAB Bar Association Webinar on Thursday, January 26, 2017 »

January 24, 2017


Since ALL software is manufactured (by the hand of man) to be a computer component - by definition - the "logic" here opens very wide the path to overcoming any mere "that is software and thus 'abstract' rejection.

Just point out that the software is directed to making the computing environment improved.

This of course can be tied back into the basic premise of "just using" software. One never can "just use" software on a (still undefined) generic computer, because to "just use" the "generic computer" must first be changed and RE-CONFIGURED with the software.

If one can "just use" a generic computer without first loading the software, then the software (and the changes brought about by RECONFIGURING a machine with that software) are not required, and the generic computer can be said to already - INHERENTLY - have the capability of the claimed software innovation.

On the other hand, if a generic computer does NOT inherently already have the capability of the innovation, then de facto, the generic computer MUST be changed in order to have the capability (in the claimed software innovation).

The comments to this entry are closed.

May 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31