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Bayh-Dole Forecast: Sunny with 20% chance of Shark Attack

How tragic if the United States of America turns its patent system into a tool that rich and powerful companies use to suppress innovation that challenges their …
By Joseph Allen
3 years ago 1

Stanford University invents treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s and PTSD

The innovations spurred by Stanford R&D often go on to create economic success once those developments leave the school’s research facilities. By the university’s …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Flawed survey erroneously concludes patent licensing does not contribute to innovation

There are a variety of problems with this paper, the conclusions reached and the methodology. Perhaps the largest problem is that Professors Feldman and Lemley rely on …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 21

University of Wisconsin Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation Excellence

For the past 90 years WARF has promoted scientific research and innovation at UW-Madison and has earned more than $800 million in patent royalty revenues over the years and …

2015 Innovation Festival Calls for Exhibitor Applications

The 2015 Innovation Festival will be held on September 26th & 27th and will explore how today's inventors are creating the world of our future. In preparation for the …
By Renee C. Quinn
3 years ago 0

Adobe patents systems for mobile application development and collaborative document editing

Of course Adobe, which pioneered the use of the Portable Document Format (PDF), would have a number of inventions relating to electronic documents. A better mechanism for …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

How Sweet it is to be Sued by You (for copyright infringement)

Marvin Gaye enjoyed tremendous success during this decade and his song Got to Give it Up topped the charts in 1977. Fast forward nearly forty years to 2013, when …
By Beth Hutchens
3 years ago 23

MIT Innovates tech for oil spill cleanups, biofuels and treatments for autism

A few of the patents that have been issued to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in recent weeks protect inventions developed to address major public health and …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Innovator pushed from market sues Apple, Best Buy for patent infringement

Once upon a time Comarco manufactured products, but the company was pushed from the industry by cheaper infringing products. That makes the Comarco story a prime example …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 10

John Deere patents hybrid harvesters and mobile robots

A type of harvester that utilizes a hybrid electric drive system is featured within U.S. Patent No. 8897943, which is titled Battery Electric Hybrid Drive for a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 5

Patent reformers resort to misrepresentations in WSJ op-ed

It should be self-evident that not all patent owners are patent trolls, and when you acquire rights it is not an economic cost, yet these absurd propositions …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 25

Samsung patents home network technologies, robotic vehicles

Samsung is a multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, which is comprised of a multitude of subsidiaries and affiliated businesses in electronics, ship building, construction …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Congress expected to take up federal trade secret legislation in 2015

There was a lot of action on this in the last Congress. There is a group of law professors that have expressed some opposition to the proposal …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Boston Scientific patents implantable devices for treating depression

The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), officially headquartered in Marlborough, MA, is a developer and manufacturer of medical device products. Its devices are used in a diverse …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

The race to dominate the Internet of Things

The speedy evolution of what defines IoT is why the phrase is frequently called a concept, although it is best to say that the IoT describes the …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0