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In the global race for Electric Vehicle innovation, America tops Japan for first place

When looking specifically at patents that specifically mention “electric vehicles,” it looks as though there are reasons to feel good about America’s place in the world. …
1 day ago 0

Sustainable, green aviation and the pursuit of fuel alternatives

Fuels derived from biomass are not the only option being pursued to solve the problem of switching away from petroleum-based fossil fuels, or at least getting more …
3 days ago 0

Picking winners and losers based on innovation design is unsound, unwise, and just plain stupid

On some basic level everything can be characterized as an idea. It is also all too easy for those who are not technically trained to believe, no …
3 days ago 5

Boston Dynamics develops walking robotic tech with stunning speed and stability

The patent portfolio of Boston Dynamics is small but it does cover some very intriguing innovations in the field. The company holds six patents issued by the …
4 days ago 0

Autonomous Vehicle Technologies Abroad: Toyota, Honda and Hyundai

We identified a total of 54 patented autonomous vehicle technologies in the holdings of the Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE:TM), the largest foreign competitor among major auto manufacturers. …
5 days ago 0

GM ahead of Ford in autonomous vehicle development, but Google trumps both

The development of robust vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems are needed for the incorporation of self-driving cars on our roads and GM has been working on its …
6 days ago 0

The Economist bites the hand that feeds it: patents

The majority shareholder of The Economist Group, the company responsible for publication of The Economist, owns patents. It seems very odd to us that most of the …
7 days ago 1

Eli Lilly prevails in divided infringement Alimta® patent case

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ruled in favor of Eli Lilly (NASDAQ: LLY), issuing a final judgment in the Hatch-Waxman infringement …
8 days ago 1

American auto industry has lost former dominance but retains some luster

When you think about the american auto industry it’s becoming clearer every day that the idea of American-made or Japanese-made is not black and white. Increasingly, …
10 days ago 0

The ‘right to be forgotten,’ an EU regulation washing up on American shores

In June, authorities in France served a formal notice to Google that it must delete certain links from it’s Google.com domain on a legal basis …
10 days ago 3

Reynolds American invests in smokeless tobacco innovation

While the U.S. tobacco market continues to shrink, the CDC estimates that over 42 million adults in the U.S. are smokers. Other estimates claim that there …
15 days ago 2

Priceline, one of the few dot-com bubble survivors, develops travel search engine tech

Priceline has battled back from the dot-com bubble bursting to become the strongest selling stock on the S&P 500 with a market cap of about $66.8 billion. A …
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