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can any patent attorney draft a good software patent?

I am trying to determine if a patent attorney truly needs to know anything about computers or software at all to write a good software patent? The way I see it, all software is a method or a system? ...
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Is there such a thing as a valid non-MPF computer-implemented claim limitation?

Certain opinions I've been reading lead me to believe that a claim to anything performed by a "computer" (or equivalent) is always "functional" and runs afoul of rules prohibiting ...
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Is additional device claim allowable for CII type claims?

Let's say we are drafting a claim set comprises computer implemented method claim, device claim (for executing method like processing unit), a program claim and a computer readable medium claim. (The ...
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Proper title of Zuse patent submission Z23624

Consider the Zuse computer patent submission Z23624, available from the Konrad Zuse Internet Archive. The title of the ZIA ID 0177 in http://zuse.zib.de/pdfs is Patentanmeldung Z23624 "...
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Would a virtual "difference engine" (i.e. computer) be patent eligible?

The invention is a difference engine, a new type of computer that produces a very specific output. The rules governing the difference engine are entirely novel, as is the output. But the ...
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Section 101 - Computer Implemented Invention

Can anyone point me to recent (post-Alice) successful examination responses to section 101 for computer implemented inventions (software patents). I am currently prosecuting a s101 objection for a ...
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Can patents on computer file formats be obtained?

Preface When talking about file formats (= data formats intended for files), it is easy to confuse the data format and the algorithm used to produce or decode this format. This is mostly due to the ...
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Patent application US20120203725 conflicting with a older publication

This patent application claims that the collaborative merging of brain signals is a new invention. However, in an article by Yijun Wang and Tzyy-Ping Jung entitled "A Collaborative Brain-Computer ...
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Computer Software patent applications rejected in the UK - Can it still be granted in Europe/US?

I understand Europe/US have relaxed the regulations surrounding computer software patents, whilst the UK remains somewhat rigid. Thus, would it stand that if such an application was rejected in the UK ...
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