Shailesh Kandpal

Shailesh Kandpal
Shailesh's passion for new technologies in mobile communication, user interface and automobiles, and his expertise in patent analytics make his blog posts interesting reads.

Redefining Eligibility for Business Method Patents in the US

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For those familiar with the patenting of business methods, they know the key role that the case of State Street & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group played in deeming certain business methods patent ineligible. This litigation was heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) where State Street & Trust claimed that their business […]

Patenting Business & Software Methods: The Beginning

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Until 1998, software related business methods could not foresee a future and were considered as un-patentable subjects. Inventors had to rely on copyrights and trademarks to protect their software related business methods. However, (thankfully!) this belief was laid to rest by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s (CAFC) 1998 decision on State Street Bank & Trust Co. v. […]