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Here is some trivia to test your knowledge about software patent eligibility: can you successfully patent a piece of software that incorporates a self-referential lookup table to improve a database system’s memory configuration?  What about a piece of software that enables a user to archive digital images over a cellular network?   The answer is (as you would expect in almost all legal contexts)–“it depends.”  Recent Supreme Court decisions …

In recent months, several early stage startup founders have asked me if I can file patents that will prevent “patent trolls” from knocking on their doors.   TL;DR   I can’t file patents that will deter patent trolls–no one can.  Patent trolls, by design, are entirely immune from the threats posed by any outstanding patents.  If anyone tells you that they can deter troll litigation—run the other way.   …

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