Software, IT & Computer Technology

Information technology (IT) is one of the cornerstones of our modern information society. Starting as huge, voluminous machines that only a handful of experts could operate, computers have become an integral part of our daily lives.

Successful filing of patents for software inventions

In today’s products, processors and software are used in a variety of ways, often without being visible to the user and in many cases as a means to provide innovative new functions or to save costs by using standardized hardware components.

The software that powers them has completely revolutionized the way we work, communicate, are entertained and understand the world around us.

While hardware such as processors, memory or network infrastructure can be protected by patents and utility models substantially without restrictions, legislators in most countries around the world have restricted the protectability of software. Contrary to popular belief, however, software is not completely excluded from patent protection.

Software that makes an inventive technical contribution to the state of the art is patentable. The success of a patent application for a software invention depends significantly on a well-conceived presentation of the invention, which considers the dynamic jurisdiction with respect to the patentability of software.

Take advantage of our many years of experience in the field of software

2SPL is highly experienced both in drafting patent applications and in successfully conducting patent granting proceedings for inventions in the field of software, IT & computer technology.

Our international team includes German patent attorneys and authorized representatives before the European Patent Office as well as US patent attorneys. Therefore, do we not only have a very good knowledge regarding the requirements for the patenting of software in Germany and Europe but also regarding the practice applied by the patent offices and courts in the USA.

Our software specialists will support you.

The 2SPL patent attorneys specializing in software, IT & computer technology have earned university degrees in relevant disciplines and professional experience in designing hardware and software.

Your contact persons for software, IT & computer technology

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Stefan Müller

Stefan Müller


Patent Attorney
+49 89 44 23 59 325

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Bernd Holzgartner

Bernd Holzgartner


Patent Attorney
+49 89 44 23 331

2SPL’s expertise in the field of software, IT & computer technology includes especially knowledge of the following technologies:

  • artificial intelligence (AI) & machine learning (ML)
  • telecommunications
  • sensor data processing
  • image processing
  • audio and video coding, television and radio transmission
  • cryptography & safety engineering
  • blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • cloud computing & data centers
  • simulations
  • control engineering
  • digital signal processing
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