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Is a Software Patent Worth the Time and Effort? | AlleyWatch

Is a Software Patent Worth the Time and Effort? | AlleyWatch

After going through the process of getting a software patent with a well-known California law firm for my initial startup — and finally choosing to drop it after spending a ton of money but going nowhere — here is my take on the question of whether a software patent is worth it.
Although patents for things other than software are legitimate and have a clear purpose, software patents feel like a joke.
The Process Can be Tedious
Below is what I now understand about the process of obtaining a software patent:

Source: Is a Software Patent Worth the Time and Effort? – AlleyWatch