No longer single purpose devices, consumer electronics companies face Alice patent eligibility complexities, software and global competition hurdles as they develop next generation products.

Massive global consumer demand for new products, with specialized requirements and desire for software-based applications, are collectively driving the need for consumer technology companies to proactively protect their innovations and ideas. With mounting pressures and progressively increasing competition from small and large companies, the competitive landscape for consumer electronics companies has accelerated the pace by which new technologies must be rolled into new and legacy products. Software that “reconfigures” a hardware platform can transform the function of a company’s landmark product to a new product space.

While the consuming public is aware of the innovation involved in software-based electronics, the US Supreme Court is apparently not, given the Alice rulings. Let’s face it: Alice has changed the game. Xsensus patent professionals have extensive experience in overcoming challenges presented by the recent 101/Alice decisions through a blend of drafting strategies, claiming strategies, and personal interviews with examiners. We know how to get favorable results.

Each Xsensus patent professional not only has an engineering degree, but also practical industry experience, PTO experience, and/or hands-on knowledge of consumer electronics. Collectively, the Xsensus team has decades of know-how on successfully negotiating with the patent decision makers—USPTO examiners. Xsensus’ proximity next to the USPTO is a meaningful benefit to our clients. At the end of the day, we know there’s no better way to convince a person that your invention is patentable than face-to-face communication with examiners. That’s what we do.

The Xsensus team provides a full range of IP legal services for emerging consumer electronics technology companies and incumbents looking to extend their leadership with new innovation and established resources.

Our experience in consumer electronics spans a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Electronic displays and touch panels
  • Internet-of-things (IoT)
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Software
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • Terrestrial and satellite radio frequency communication schemes
  • Cameras and digital imaging
  • Printers/Copiers
  • Gaming technology (console, mobile and software)
  • RF power transmission