A mobile application, also referred to as a mobile app or simply an app, is a computer program or software application designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. With the rise of the smartphone in the early 2000s, consumers created a need for mobile applications to facilitate a wide variety of business, personal and societal activities. Mobile apps are so widespread, that today the most popular apps are downloaded by hundreds of millions of users.
Since mobile applications are considered software by the U.S. Patent Office, they are considered patentable subject matter. Every week, the U.S. Patent Office issues hundreds, if not thousands of mobile application related utility patents.
As a 25-year software developer, patent attorney Mark Terry has many years of experience with a wide array of mobile applications, ranging from simple entertainment based mobile applications to complex mobile applications for managing international projects simultaneously for hundreds of users. See, for example, this project management software patent that attorney Mark Terry obtained for one of his clients, Realization Technologies. (https://patents.google.com/patent/US7774742B2)
If you are involved in the development of a mobile application that is highly valuable to you or your company, it is important to seek advice from an intellectual property who has experience with mobile applications, and who knows the difference between a compiler and a floating point number. Contact patent attorney Mark Terry (http://plusfirm.com/staff-member/mark-terry-esquire/) a free consultation regarding your mobile application.