Intellectual Property

A provisional patent application is a kind of scaled-down patent application that can be prepared more quickly and is less expensive than a full patent application.
In this episode, Cynthia Gilbert, a software patent attorney and co-founder of the law firm Blueshift IP explains the benefits and limitations of a provisional patent application. She also shares the most common

AI experienced a massive boom during the pandemic and continues to grow and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, AI patents have had an average annual growth of 28% from the first quarter of 2018. Some of the biggest innovations in AI continue to emerge in healthcare, government investment, inventorship, and many changes in the workforce. Additionally, we

Patents cover a company’s most cutting-edge innovations, often months or years before those innovations go to market.
In this episode, Robert Plotkin and Cynthia Gilbert, software patent attorneys and co-founders of the law firm Blueshift IP,  set the stage for exciting episodes aimed at demystifying patent decisions. You’ll also hear about our expertise and how we approach patenting when

Today, the proliferation of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) is significantly changing the business landscape. Businesses across all industries have been utilizing ML/AI applications in their day-to-day business operations thus becoming indispensable in keeping a competitive advantage.
However, along with these advantages are issues and debates on whether these software-based inventions are eligible for patent protection. While the

This blog discusses a patent law case which SCOTUS has decided hear on the enablement requirement as it applies to genus claims.  The anticipated decision will have ramifications in particular in the life sciences industry which includes the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.


Even if the invention described in a patent application meets the subject matter eligibility (35 U.S.C §

Take Home Points

  • File at least a provisional patent application before taking steps to commercialize and sell an invention.
  • Understand the ramifications of the on-sale bar to patentability.
  • If engaging in experimentation with others prior to filing a patent application, ensure that contracts are very clear concerning the experimentation purpose.
  • Be very careful about making an offer for sale of
  • Blueshift IP is delighted to announce that Founding Partners Cynthia Gilbert and Robert Plotkin have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Massachusetts Super Lawyers® List as “Top Rated Intellectual Property” Attorneys published by Thomson Reuters. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this

    Blueshift IP’s Robert Plotkin spoke with Law360 regarding Elon Musk’s comment about patents in the article “Musk’s Dim View Of Patents Ignores Reality For Most Cos.” The article discusses Musk’s statements made during a television show that “patents are for the weak,” and a reference to a 2014 pledge that Tesla made not to sue those who used its patents in

    Companies and their employees are under growing pressure to perform more effectively and efficiently. Increasingly, they are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and robots to go beyond the limits of human capabilities and build their competitive edge. And it is easy to understand why: Robots can operate at 100% without being affected by fatigue or burnout.
    While early advances were