In a rapidly shifting digital ecosystem, protecting your software inventions is crucial. Enter the Software Patent Podcast, hosted by Robert Plotkin and Cynthia Gilbert, software patent experts from law firm Blueshift IP. Together, they tackle the complexities surrounding software patents and help entrepreneurs protect their innovations. Each episode is short and sweet, making it easy to digest and incorporate into your business repertoire.
What is the podcast about?
The Software Patent Podcast leverages decades of combined expertise in software patents to protect companies’ software innovations with strong patents to maximize patent portfolio value. Software patenting seems to be one of the most elusive IP patents to obtain, but it can be quite a direct process if you are equipped with all the information you need with the help of specialized expertise.
In this series of 5-15 minute podcasts, some of the topics we’ll be covering are:
- How your business plan can drive your software patent strategy
- The myths about software patents
- How to know when patent protection is valuable for you
Why should people listen to it? Who is the podcast for?
The Software Patent Podcast aims to clear up the misconceptions, myths and conflicting information about patent protection for your software innovations. Anyone innovating and developing software that impacts their company’s bottom line should listen to improve their understanding of how and why to use patents to further their business objectives. My co-founder and I provide bitesize episodes that address particular questions that come up every day for innovators.
Featured episode – Making Decisions Series: Choosing the Right Type of Patent Application to File Based on Your Business Goals
A provisional patent application is a kind of scaled-down patent application that can be prepared more quickly and can be less expensive than a full patent application. In this episode, Cynthia Gilbert, a software patent attorney and co-founder of the law firm Blueshift IP, explains the benefits and limitations of a provisional patent application. She also shares the most common mistakes made while filing for it. Tune in to this second episode of the Software Patent Podcast to learn what a provisional patent application can and can’t do.
Cynthia Gilbert’s law practice focuses on the strategic development of patent portfolios. She has developed deep experience across a wide range of technology disciplines, including virtualization, cryptography, network security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, cloud computing, mobile technologies and applications, operating systems and communications infrastructure. She feels honored to have worked for clients ranging from the smallest start-ups to billion-dollar companies and brings a lifelong passion for technology to her work with every client.