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Firefighters aided by innovative data analysis and sound wave tech

Innovation in fire response and prevention technologies has been a growing focus in the world of fire safety. The visualization of fire emergencies is crucial for crews …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

IP Bank Facilitates Transfer of Patent Rights from Large Corporations to Startups

Many large corporations are sitting on stockpiles of patents, which are not core to the corporations business but nevertheless represent an asset that could be useful if …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

Elon Musk patent hypocrisy on display in growing SolarCity patent portfolio

Elon Musk also has a bizarro acquaintance with the truth, at least when it comes to patents. In his All Our Patent Are Belong To You [sic] …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 36

Top Ten Law Firms in Technology Center 2400

Technology Center 2400 covers the technologies of computer networks, multiplex communication, video distribution, and cybersecurity. In terms of average time to allowance, it is the slowest-moving technology center, …
By James Cosgrove
3 years ago 4

General Electric beats recent earnings estimates, focuses on healthcare and energy R&D

Medical and healthcare technologies were again prevalent when taking a survey of GE patent applications recently published by the USPTO. Techniques for determining a better course of …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

The path to prosperity requires sound patent policy, not more patent reform

Innovation is the lifeblood of a prosperous economy. Sound patent policy, which encourages the nexus between risk and ideas (especially for small entrepreneurs), makes invention profitable. The …

Ariosa is a Good Example of Outcome-Driven § 101 Decisions

The first and most critical task in most eligibility analysis is carefully and precisely defining the subject matter of the claims as well as the natural phenomenon …
By Sue D. Nym
3 years ago 34

Hasbro makes big gains on rival Mattel, pursues toy tech innovations

Toy licensing is proving to be a major wealth-building tool for Hasbro as it strives for dominance in the toy industry. Last September, the company was awarded …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Describing an Invention in a Patent Application

It is absolutely critical to understand that this complete and full description MUST be present as of the filing date of your application. If you file an …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

IBM maintains dominance in cloud computing R&D through first half of 2015

IBM cloud computing technologies span an incredible scope of solutions for data analytics, enterprise apps, human resource management, marketing and even gaming. By the end of 2017, about …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 5

A Simple Concept Within an Inventor’s Knowledge Does Not Make It Analogous Art

The issue was whether the disputed prior art is sufficiently “analogous” to the art of marking interface plates for it to be applied in a proper obviousness …

Innovation Requires Imagination, Vision and Risk Taking

Building a strong patent portfolio that meaningfully protects the innovation in question and continues to push outward into adjacent spaces, as important as it is, will only …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

eBay removes spin bike listings because ‘spin’ is apparently trademarked

VeRO is ebay’s Verified Rights Owner program. VeRO allows a right’s owner (someone who has a verified trademark, copyright, etc.) to request removal of an …
By Heather Antoine
3 years ago 0

Lifting the Fog on ‘Software Patents’ – Eliminate that Meaningless Term

Clearly, one does not get a patent on software or a computer program. Software, just like electronic circuits, or steam, or solar energy, or gears, or rubber …
By Martin Goetz
3 years ago 14

Far-flung fears of AI weaponry and superintelligence come from big names in science, tech

Skynet. HAL 9000. The Matrix. The Joshua Computer from WarGames. It’s not hard to look around popular culture and find examples of artificial intelligence (AI) stirring a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 3