Software patent applications form the most popular category in the patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In fact, over half the U.S. utility patents issued annually are software related as per a study by IPWatchdog. Further, the percentage of software-related issued U.S. utility patents has averaged an annual growth rate of 2.98% over the past quarter-century.
Patent Blast is an automated patent writing software that automatically generates high-quality drafts of software patent applications quickly.
Patent Blast automates the following tasks for the patent attorneys and agents.
- Proofread claims (check antecedents etc.)
- Automatically convert claims (system to method, method to CRM, etc.)
- Automatically generate full specification
- Automatically generate drawings
- Automatically generate definitions and examples of the various claim terms.
Software patent applications have been often challenged in US courts. US supreme court has ruled for over half a dozen cases touching on the patent eligibility of software-related inventions. For Alice case (2014), the United States Supreme Court ruled that “merely requiring generic computer implementation fails to transform [an] abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention”. After these court cases, the USPTO examiners have started rejecting software-based inventions by categorizing them as unpatentable methods.
Accordingly, patent attorneys and agents take extra care while drafting software patent applications to comply with the various restrictions imposed by the courts.
Patent Blast automated patent writing software offers a feature to automatically generate definitions and examples of the various claim terms. This feature helps reduce the risk of your software-based inventions from being considered unpatentable.
Here is an example of this feature:
Input text fed to Patent Blast: In this invention, a camera captures an image of a face of the user and analyzes the face to determine a unique facial characteristic and accordingly generates an encryption key based on the unique facial feature.
Expanded text generated by Patent Blast automatically: In this invention, a camera captures an image of a face of the user and analyzes the face to determine a unique facial characteristic and accordingly generates an encryption key based on the unique facial feature.
Further, in some embodiments, the encryption key may refer to a digital piece of information (e.g., data structure; one or more items of data; and the like) that determines the functional output of a cryptographic algorithm. Further, in some embodiments, examples of the encryption key may include a scramble key for encrypting an image, but are not limited thereto.
Further, in some embodiments, the camera may refer to an imaging device that is capable of acquiring an image of an object of interest. Further, in some embodiments, examples of the camera may include but are not limited to a remote battery-powered surveillance camera, a home security camera with remote control via a home computer or a phone application, a traffic camera, a home doorbell camera, a body camera for soldiers or law enforcement, and a camera on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Further, in some embodiments, the face may refer to a whole face or a partial face.
Further, in some embodiments, the image may refer to a representation of a two-dimensional data structure composed of pixels. Further, in some embodiments, the facial feature may refer to major features present in every human face. Further, in some embodiments, examples of the facial feature may include the expression, a degree of motion of the facial organ, the positional relationship between feature points of the facial organ, a visual line direction, a degree of opening of an eye, a gray value near the feature point, periodicity of the gray value near the feature point, directionality of the gray value near the feature point, a color distribution, and a luminance distribution.