My colleagues Joe Helmsen and Brienne Terril recently published an article about strategies for drafting patent applications that cover cloud computing technologies. Some useful tips from the article include:
- “The provision of cloud computing services often requires the cooperation of several different parties. . . . To avoid the issue of divided infringement upon enforcement, it is important to consider the portions of a cloud computing service that will be performed by particular actors.”
- ” Unlike traditional software . . . cloud software applications provide challenges to patent owners investigating potentially infringing activities. . . . Drafting at least one claim that includes an easily detectable limitation can simplify a patent owner’s infringement analysis when the patent is enforced.”
The full article is available on the Pepper Hamilton website via this link.