Not only does Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP have the expertise to help secure appropriate protection for business practices and methods, the firm helped gain recognition for business methods as patentable subject matter. Fitch Even won the landmark Arrhythmia Research Technology case in the Federal Circuit in the early 1990s, which recognized the patentability of a software-based mathematical method and helped break down previous legal barriers to patenting software inventions. The case was later relied upon by the Federal Circuit in its State Street Bank decision extending patent protection to business methods.
Today we remain actively engaged in this developing area of intellectual property, obtaining patents to protect a variety of unique business methods for our clients. Several of the firm's patent prosecution attorneys have experience in this area and have successfully implemented strategies for identifying and protecting valuable business methods. We can help your organization capitalize on the availability of business method patents to enhance your existing patent portfolio.