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G. Michael Roebuck

is a 1990 Graduate of SMU Law School and was an associate editor for The International Lawyer, BSEE Auburn University, Graduate Studies in Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas. For more information, please contact Michael directly.

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Recent Articles by G. Michael Roebuck

Software Patent-Eligible Subject Matter: Claiming Improvements in Computer Functionality

Particularize the claims.  This helps overcome the “abstract” part of a 101 rejection. Put details into the claims to define the steps performed in the software and hardware to a granular degree.  Don’t claim a result; claim the steps performed in accomplishing the result. That is, define the software computer program and hardware in discrete steps. Define what’s going on in each step of the computer program code. Go to the level of a software design engineer that annotates their code, to inform others as to what’s going on in the code.  If there is an algorithm claimed, particularize the claims to include the steps performed in implementing the algorithm.