Ejection Seats, Stronger Whiskey and Split Atoms: Just a Few Irish Inventions

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Ejection Seats, Stronger Whiskey and Split Atoms: Just a Few Irish Inventions

With St. Patrick's Day upon us, we celebrate the heritage of the Irish, but corned beef and funny green outfits shouldn't be the only things you remember about St. Patrick's Day. In fact, some of the world’s most important inventions and discoveries have actually come from the Irish. Below, we’ve listed some of the most important inventions and discoveries to ever make it off of the Emerald Isle. 

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The Easiest and Hardest Art Unit Groups at the USPTO

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The Easiest and Hardest Art Unit Groups at the USPTO

As you may know, we regularly publish rankings of the top patent prosecution firms. Even though our rankings are based on multiple variables, we always have a few commentators who point out that certain technologies are just harder to prosecute. This, of course, is true. It’s easier to get a plant patent than a business method patent. That’s why we decided to run the numbers for the various art unit groups at the USPTO.

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The Pros and Cons of Software Patents

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The Pros and Cons of Software Patents

Juristat has kept a close watch on recent trends in the software patents space, especially the effects of the Alice decision. We have written numerous articles and hosted several webinars explaining the case’s impact on the software industry with data, and even developed an analytical tool that patent prosecutors can use to help keep their applications out of Alice-heavy art units. At this point, we thought it might be a good idea to take a step back from in-depth statistical analysis to cover some of the broader arguments driving the conversation about the patentability of software.

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