Posts Tagged: general electric


General Electric doubles down on power and transportation through innovation and Alstom acquisition

In January, the company announced that it would be moving its corporate headquarters from Fairfield to Boston, MA, ending months of speculation that the company would indeed …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 1

American high tech companies take charge as the world’s most valuable brands

The top two spots on the list of the 100 most valuable brands are occupied this year, as last year, by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc. (…
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 2

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 …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 6

Top 10 Patents for 2014

Today, we’re picking the best inventions for which corporations from the Companies We Follow series have actually earned patent rights from the U.S. Patent and …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 7

General Electric Patents: Medical Innovations and Energy Systems

Many of the technologies we discuss in more detail below pertain to railway and other vehicular technologies. A few patent applications discuss improvements to electrical utility systems, …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

GE Seeks Patent on Using Social Media to Detect Power Outages

Today’s featured patent application would protect a novel system of addressing power outages when a utility network doesn’t receive notification of the event directly from …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Flight Control System to More Accurately Predict Fuel Usage, Arrival Time

The featured application today discusses a novel GE system of flight management that has the potential to create great savings in costs incurred by airlines on a …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

GE Seeks Patent on Electromagnetic Surgical Navigation

We noticed a great deal of patent applications and issued patents pertaining to medical technologies. Today, we feature one application that discusses an improved system for detecting …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

General Electric Patents Self-Healing Power Grid

Today, we check in with General Electric to see what technological systems it’s trying to protect through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Many of the …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

GE Wind Patents Focus on Blade Design, Protecting Birds

Recently published patent applications include documents filed to protect a more efficiently designed turbine blade and an electronic sensor that can determine if corrosive forces have damaged …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

GE Wins at Federal Circuit in Mitsubishi Wind Turbine Case

On Friday, July 6, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in General Electric Co. v. ITC. The Federal Circuit, per Judge …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 1

U.S. Patent Office Pays More Taxes Than General Electric

General Electric was not the only large U.S. corporation not to pay taxes. According to Citizens for Tax Justice, General Electric had some company. In fact, …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 7

June 16, 2010: 30th Anniversary of Diamond v. Chakrabarty

There is some irony that on the day we mark the 30th anniversary of the decision that launched the modern biotechnology industry we are still awaiting a …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 44

General Electric Sues Mitsubishi Over Wind Energy Patents

GE asserts that the Mitsubishi 2.4MW wind turbine is an example of an infringing product. The 2.4 MW wind turbine is a large-size wind turbine with a 2.4 megawatt …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 7

Patent Litigation Settlements in the News

General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), and Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P., announced on February 11, 2009, that the two settled the patent litigation between the parties. Also …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0