Attorneys Offer Patent-Protection Tips For Bioinformatics Software Innovators | GenomeWeb

SEATTLE--In the next six months, Todd Smith will shoot for a milestone at his bioinformatics company: filing for a patent on his software products. It's an exciting prospect, he said, but one that raises questions.

"What kinds of things are patentable? How does the process work? How do I know if what I have is novel?" Smith, president of Geospiza, said he has wondered.

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