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Blueshift IP, a boutique patent law firm specializing in strategic patent portfolio development for software patents, is thrilled to announce the news of a definitive business combination agreement that will result in its valued client Zapata AI becoming a U.S. publicly listed company. Zapata AI has reached this significant milestone through a strategic merger with Andretti Acquisition Corp, marking an

Blueshift IP, a patent law firm specializing in computer technology and software patents, is pleased to announce that co-founder Cynthia Gilbert was a panelist at the recent annual meeting of the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF). The event focused on the latest trends in artificial intelligence (AI) usage within the field of intellectual property (IP) practice.
Cynthia and her

Funding is the lifeblood of every tech startup, and securing the next round of investment is often one of the major issues keeping startup executives awake at night. After all, it’s a competitive marketplace, one where only the strongest survive. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 50% of startups reach their 5-year anniversaries. A survey of

Blueshift IP is pleased to announce that Founding Partner Robert Plotkin has been recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property.
This marks a significant milestone for Mr. Plotkin, as it is his first year of being acknowledged as a Best Lawyer. His dedication and expertise have earned him

Because patents can take years to obtain, startups often delay filing patent applications until they believe they have the time and resources to devote to those patents. Yet, even resource-strapped startups with in-house attorneys can realize several benefits from developing strategic patent portfolios for their products, including:

  • Deterring competitors from infringing on their technology and products
  • Increasing the value of

Inventions involving artificial intelligence (AI) continue to raise challenges for patentability of AI-related inventions. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected an attempt to name an AI system as the sole inventor on a patent application. In light of this and the rapid development of AI systems, the USPTO requested public comments on a wide range of topics relating

Robert Plotkin
Blueshift IP co-founder and software patent expert Robert Plotkin recently authored an article for Westlaw Today titled “How AI Is Affecting the Patent System.” The piece provides information on real-world applications of artificial intelligence and key challenges that AI raises for the patent system, particularly as AI has been used to automate the inventive process. You can download

Blueshift IP is pleased to announce the release of its white paper “How AI Is Automating the Inventive Process and Its Impact on the Patent System,” authored by firm co-founder and software attorney Robert Plotkin. You can download your complimentary copy here.
Artificial intelligence technology is advancing at an incredibly rapid pace. Although recent developments have raised awareness

Robert Plotkin
Industries are finding new ways to use generative AI to improve the way they conduct business, and the legal industry is no exception. Blueshift IP co-founder and software patent expert Robert Plotkin was recently interviewed by Managing IP to provide comment on how law firms could consider using generative AI tools in their practices.
Titled “Generative AI Prompts

Robert Plotkin
Automation has created efficiencies across industries, but how will this technology impact the legal profession? Blueshift IP co-founder Robert Plotkin joined Steve Fretzin as a guest on the BE THAT LAWYER podcast to talk about the future of practicing law in an automated world. The BE THAT LAWYER podcast offers practical tips, fresh ideas, and new methodologies for