• Intellectual Property Protection for the Cloud
  • April 30, 2012 | Author: Andrew S. Ehmke
  • Law Firm: Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas Office
  • There are many aspects of cloud technology that could lead to a patent. “[A]ny new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof” is eligible for a patent. Within the cloud environment, potential areas for patenting include the server technologies and networking technologies, as well as any of the software layers (e.g., operating system, middleware layers, and application services).