Posts Tagged: google patents


America’s Big 5 tech companies increase patent filings, Microsoft holds lead in AI technologies

In terms of sheer numbers, in the CB Insights study, which curiously did not include patent giant and American research juggernaut IBM, Microsoft ranks supreme among this …
By Steve Brachmann
10 months ago 15

Google Maps update likely to feature text-based parking notification and more

Getting around may get a little bit easier for some drivers as Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) adds on new features to the 9.34 beta-release of Google Maps... Some of …
By Benjamin Joe
1 year ago 0

Superhero Tech: Google, Sony vision tech mirrors implanted lens of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Mike Peterson

If you were to ever wake up and find that messages were being transmitted directly to your eye, as was the case with Mike Peterson, you might …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

Alphabet’s Google continues innovation, from autonomous vehicles to wind turbines

Alphabet’s smart home technologies extend beyond thermostats as is evidenced by the hazard detection device that would be protected by U.S. Patent Application No. 20160078751, entitled …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

The Top 10 Patent Applications of 2015

Innovation in the automotive sector was a huge story, both for the types of technologies being developed and the companies pursuing the R&D in that field. …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

The Top 10 Patents Issued in 2015

2015 was a truly remarkable year for innovation and we saw major trends in self-driving cars, wearable technologies, digital wallets and much more. I hope you will enjoy …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 5

Alphabet continues Google innovation in autonomous vehicles, e-commerce solutions

U.S. Patent No. 9180882, which is titled Avoiding Blind Spots of Other Vehicles, covers a method for maneuvering a vehicle protected here involves receiving sensor data collected …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 1

Why Google Wins by Giving Away Patents to ‘Startups’ Willing to Join the LOT Network

Google is giving away patents to small-ish tech firms who apply and agree to join the License or Transfer (LOT) Network. Google retains a license to the …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
2 years ago 4

Google continues to march forward on autonomous vehicle development

Self-driving cars were also the focus of a couple of utility patents we discovered during our most recent survey of Google’s technological innovations. A system for …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 2

Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech

The mainstream media has been aflame over a recently unveiled Google innovation which poses an Orwellian challenge to family privacy in the eyes of some critics. A …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Google collects patents while lobbying against them

If patents are so bad and Google has to spend so much money lobbying to weaken the patent system, why is the company simultaneously buying patents and …

Google Announces the Patent Purchase Promotion to Foster Innovation

Google announces its response to the Patent Troll issue they call the Patent Purchase …
By Renee C. Quinn
2 years ago 34

Google patents method for providing a robot with a personality

Google has recently received a patent on a method of giving a robot a personality, and in the Summary of the Invention the company explains: ''The robot …

Google Innovation Goes Beyond Search to Robotics, Wearables, Cars and More

Google’s self-driving car development has advanced so far beyond what our country’s laws are currently able to regulate that the technology has hit some legal …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Google acquires Softcard, setting up mobile payment showdown with Apple

Softcard’s patents and their ability to protect Google Wallet against any potential legal challenges from Apple may be a much more important aspect of the acquisition …