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Warren Johnson, The Father of Thermostats and Automated Room Temperature Control

Warren Johnson one of the 2018 inductees into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of automatic room temperature control. July marks the anniversary of two …
By Steve Brachmann
2 days ago 1

Oracle v. Google: Protecting Software Development, Not Destroying It

Many articles are coming out about how the recent decision in Oracle America v. Google is going to destroy the ability to create and protect software in …
By Bob Zeidman
3 days ago 1

Reflections on Drug Patents and the High Cost of Healthcare

The Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act are both forged from a noble ideal, grounded in a commitment to a robust and earnest …
By Arie Michelsohn
5 days ago 1

High Efficiency Video Coding: How the video ecosystem is evolving

The latest television technology (4K) contains four times the number of pixels as 1080p (full HD). Without HEVC, broadcasters wanting to transmit programs in 4K quality face …
By Gaurav Agnihotri
7 days ago 1

Enabling Technologies and the Underinvestment Problem

Certain innovations—known as enabling technologies—provide the foundation for progress across a range of industries. Enabling technologies include mobile wireless, the laser, CT scanners, the microprocessor, …
By David Teece
8 days ago 2

12 Questions with Karin Seegert, COO Healthcare, Biotechnology and Chemistry, EPO

Karin Seegert studied pharmacy and received her PhD from the University of Munich in 1985. Following several years working in R&D in industry, she joined the EPO …
By Gene Quinn
8 days ago 0

Paul Terasaki Revolutions Organ Donor-Recipient Matching With the Terasaki Tray

This July 8th marks the 32nd anniversary of the issue of a seminal patent in the field of organ donation and it protected a technology which became …
By Steve Brachmann
10 days ago 1

NASA Announces First Flight of Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft in Commercial Airspace Without Safety Chase Aircraft

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently announced the agency’s remotely-piloted Ikhana unmanned aircraft successfully completed its first flight within the National Airspace System (NAS) …
By Steve Brachmann
13 days ago 0

The Ability to Synthesize DNA: Marvin Caruthers Revolutionized DNA Synthesis

The ability to synthesize DNA through chemical processes is undoubtedly a marvel among modern technological advances and figures into a wide array of industry sectors... This Tuesday, …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 1

Apple and Samsung Settle Patent Dispute Proving Patent Litigation Doesn’t Hinder Consumer Access

On Wednesday, June 27th, a pair of orders of dismissal, one entered in the District of Delaware and the other entered in the Northern District of California, …

House Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management

A joint hearing of the House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the House Subcommittee on Space was recently convened to discuss the responsibilities of various U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann
17 days ago 1

House Subcommittees Hold Hearing on Artificial Intelligence Challenges and Opportunities

On the morning of Tuesday, June 26th, both the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology and the House Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing titled Artificial Intelligence …
By Steve Brachmann
20 days ago 12

Google vs. the Luddites: A Patent Battle Neither Side Should Win

The idea that all software is obvious is a theoretical argument that doesn’t just border on the scattological, it wades right into the sewer. Consider artificial …
By Steve Brachmann
21 days ago 38

PayPal Secures Patent for Augmented Reality Glasses

The unusual direction of innovative developments in the field of fintech is underscored by U.S. Patent No. 9953350, called Augmented Reality View of Product Instructions, which was …
By Benjamin Joe
24 days ago 1

USAA Asserts Mobile Check Deposit Patents Against Wells Fargo

USAA alleges that Wells Fargo Mobile Deposit remote deposit capture system, which was released years after either of USAA’s remote deposit services were first offered, infringe …
By Steve Brachmann
26 days ago 4

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