Business Methods

T he Federal Circuit has dramatically changed the way many businesses and patent practitioners view patent coverage for business processes. New business methods may be protected by a patent and may be enforced to prevent competitors from using it.

Leading companies in industries such as financial service, healthcare and advertising rely on Neal Marcus for advice in identifying and protecting their innovative business processes through patent protection. Companies that make extensive investments in innovative business techniques can now be distinguished from their competitors by their patented innovative techniques. A company that markets a new financial service, marketing technique or insurance product involving technology may protect such processes and prevent others from benefiting from such innovations without risking their investment.