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Key Insights for Obtaining FinTech Patents
SuccessfullyobtainingFinTechpatents,andmoreimportantly, ones with meaningful claim scope, requires working with a patent attorney who has in-depth knowledge of the FinTech patent space, knowledge of the FinTech-specific precedent, including USPTO guidance on patent-eligibility related to FinTech inventions, AI and design patents, as well as actual experience in obtaining these patents. As shown from some of the detailed examples above, an idea can be new and non-obvious, but if the patent attorney does not draft the claim properly, the claim may be rejected.
 For further details, please contact: James G. Gatto
Blockchain Technology & Digital Assets Team Leader
Jim Gatto is a partner at Sheppard Mullin in the firm’s Washington, DC office. He has 35 years of experience focused on all aspects of intellectual property, internet and technology law, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and open source. Jim has a heavy focus on interactive entertainment (games, AR, VR, fantasy sports, esports) blockchain, crypto currency, crypto games and online gambling. Jim regularly advises clients on offensive and defensive IP strategies, licensing and technology transactions and agreements, and regulatory issues and technology litigation, especially those driven by new business models and/or disruptive technology.
Timothy Cremen
Special Counsel
Timothy Cremen is special counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling involving product areas such as medical devices, network security, vehicle telematics, consumer electronics, surveying systems, telecommunications, sporting goods, mobile phones, automotive parts and rubber chemicals. He appears regularly in federal courts throughout the U.S., including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of Illinois and the Northern and Southern Districts of California.

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