Robert Plotkin, P.C. Obtains U.S. Computer Patents for Foreign Law Firms Even After Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank

Robert Plotkin, P.C. is a U.S. law firm specializing in obtaining computer patents in the U.S. for clients worldwide.  We have extensive experience working with foreign law firms whose clients need to obtain broad, strong, and defensible computer patents in the U.S.

While many law firms have been unable to obtain software patents since the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank—or have given up even trying—at Robert Plotkin, P.C. we continue to obtain software patents in the U.S. even after the Alice decision.  In fact, we have been approached by multiple law firms outside the U.S. to respond to rejections of U.S. computer patent applications specifically because of our expertise on Alice.  For some examples of computer-related patents we have obtained after Alice for our clients in the U.S., click here, here, here, and hereYou may also be interested in our summary of the post-Alice landscape for computer-related patents in the U.S.

Our firm’s founder, Attorney Robert Plotkin, is a recognized leader in the response to the Alice decision, as evidenced by:

  • His articles about Alice on the foremost patent blog in the U.S., IPWatchdog (see here and here), and
  • Two recent articles on IPWatchdog featuring the opinions of industry leaders including Attorney Plotkin, the former Chief Judge of the highest patent court in the U.S., and the former U.S. Commissioner for Patents about Alice (see
    here and here).


Experienced Patent Representation

We act as a U.S. patent filing agent for leading patent firms and corporations worldwide. We are experienced in all types of U.S. patent filings, such as Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) National Stage filings, PCT bypass continuation filings, Paris Convention filings, and original U.S. patent filings. We understand that you and your clients require prompt attention and fast responses to your instructions and inquiries.

Our vast experience in and awareness of international patent protection enables us to provide systematic and efficient U.S. patent services at fixed fees and predictable prices. We provide the same services to non-U.S. firms as we do for our U.S. clients, such as patent application filings, legal opinions (such as infringement and validity opinions), and enforcement actions. We handle all such matters efficiently and effectively in any technology area. Dr. Niti Dewan, Head of Patents and Business Developments at R.K. Dewan & Co. states that, “As a leading intellectual property law firm in India…we can recommend Robert Plotkin, P.C., for any law firm or company seeking a U.S. law firm for specializing in patent protection for computer technology.” See client successes. Leading firms in countries such as the U.K., Canada, China, Japan, Korea, India, Brazil, and Australia entrust their U.S. patent filings to us, and we are always looking to build new relationships with leading firms across the globe.


Guiding Clients Through the U.S. Patent Application Process

Particular aspects of United States patent law are substantially different from the patent law of other countries. For this reason, when you are seeking to file a U.S. patent application for one of your clients based on a patent application filed in another country, a U.S. patent attorney’s assistance is crucial to the success of your U.S. application. Without this kind of specialized assistance, you risk rejection of the application for a number of reasons, including:

  • An overly narrow or weak description of the process or product to be patented
  • Failure to disclose required information about the invention
  • Failure to obtain and maintain sufficient records of the date of invention for use in interference or derivation proceedings


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Do not attempt to navigate U.S. patent waters without having experienced U.S. legal assistance in your corner. Contact our Boston intellectual property attorney online or call 978-318-9914, toll-free at 877-451-5689, to schedule an appointment. We provide flexible in-person and telephone appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule. Each new client receives a complimentary 30-minute consultation.