Patent – Computer Software

Cooley’s market-leading patent practice provides the full spectrum of counseling, prosecution and litigation representation to leading-edge software companies in and out of Silicon Valley. Whether the technology is database management systems, computer networks, Web 2.0, anti-malware software, digital imaging systems, or other computer software-based technologies, we are adept at helping software companies build a strategic, balanced patent portfolio. Our extensive experience litigating software-related patents enables us to counsel software companies on a variety of different patent-related issues that arise in this highly competitive field. As the go-to law firm for the world’s most innovative companies, Cooley’s clients range from industry leading tech companies to disruptive, high-growth emerging companies. We serve as legal counsel to 6 of Forbes' top 10 most innovative companies in the world.

Representative Fields

  • Anti-spyware software
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometrics
  • Business Intelligence software
  • Business methods
  • Business Process Management
  • Database systems
  • Educational software
  • Electronic commerce systems
  • Electronic design automation
  • Encryption
  • Enterprise and web services
  • Enterprise software
  • Gaming software
  • Graphics
  • Identity-protection software
  • Interactive-TV systems
  • Internet
  • Internet commerce
  • Location-based services
  • Network security
  • Network-device management software
  • Search engine technology
  • Search Engines
  • Social networking
  • Software controllers
  • Storage-management systems
  • Streaming-media systems
  • Web services