Pursuit of Extremely Short Patent Claims, posted to IP Watchdog 5-17-16

It turns out to be a waste of time and money to pursue extremely short (less than about 75 words) independent patent claims in the software space. The strategy of pursuing extremely short independent patent claims is associated with 2-3 additional office actions and 1 additional RCE, or about $10,000 of waste per case, and the strategy leads to longer, rather than shorter, claims as issued.

See more in the original IP Watchdog Article.