Containers are used to organize applications to keep applications running smoothly.
In the early 2000s, the rise of distributed computing and demand for digital currency has led to software containers becoming more prevalent in implementing blockchain technology.
Because software containers are very new and so essential to software deployment (distribution of software for launch), programmers for software containers are scarce. With the high demand for these scarce container programmers, they are paid very high salaries. Software patents on certain blockchain technologies have become highly sought after because developing new and different systems may be difficult, which in some cases makes container patent technology even more valuable.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has found software containers to be patentable subject matter in certain cases. The USPTO issues many utility patents for blockchain and container technology every week. See, for example, this container-based software patent issued to International Business Machines Corp. (https://patents.google.com/patent/US10079719B2/en?q=docker+container&country=US)
Patent attorney Derek Fahey has years of experience writing and prosecuting software related patents. For example, Derek has worked on and prosecuted this blockchain-based software patent: (US10896436B1 – Systems and methods for providing authenticity, integrity, and non-repudiation to advertising technology).
Derek Fahey has years of experience prosecuting and obtaining patents with programming of all types, including machine learning, ad-tech, mobile applications, UI applications, software as a medical device, wearable technology and many others.
Considering the large investment of energy, money and time made in the development of container applications, it is important that you seek advice from an intellectual property attorney who has experience. Contact patent attorney Derek Fahey, Esq. for a free consultation to discuss your container technology and how we can help protect your intellectual property.