Patents aren’t typically the first thing on your mind when you’re developing an application for your enterprise. Yet, there’s a great deal of creative development work going on at organizations of all types and sizes. Attorney Lincoln Essig provides five steps IT professionals and enterprise app developers can take to make sure your company’s intellectual property is protected.
With so many apps available today, and the relative ease with which they can be developed, it can be difficult to differentiate your app from others and to keep competitors at bay. One way to do both is to obtain patents to stop competitors from copying key aspects of your app.
Unfortunately, there are so many demands to get an app to up and running quickly — whether it’s for your own internal IT customers or your company’s external end-users — it’s easy to overlook critical aspects of the patenting process. Here are five basic strategies for ensuring you obtain the protection you need.