How can I patent iPhone or Android applications? 2 Answers as of July 30, 2010

I’m developing an application program for the iPhone and Android. Is there a process that I need to take to patent my idea?

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Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Software and applications aren’t patented, they are copyrighted and trademarked. You need to employ an experienced intellectual property attorney to educate you in the requirements and to do the work properly.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/30/2010
Kafantaris Law Group
Kafantaris Law Group | Theo Kafantaris
Software is patentable, whether it is on a PC, Mac, Linux, or iPhone/Android operating System. You should contact a patent attorney who specializes in software patents to begin the process of patenting your software.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/30/2010
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