Posts Tagged: Google


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 Quinn 10 months ago 34

Net neutrality creates murky Internet waters for consumers

Netflix raised a lot of ire in recent weeks when it negotiated a sponsored data agreement with two Australian ISPs. Those sponsored data agreements, which ensure that …
By Steve Brachmann 10 months ago 1

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 10 months ago 1

Regulatory issues involving self-driving vehicles begin to take shape

This year we’re placing our focus on the rapid pace of development in autonomous vehicles and self-driving car technologies here on IPWatchdog. We’re still a …
By Steve Brachmann 11 months ago 0

Patents: The future of competitive success through innovation

Now more than ever succeeding is all about making better products and offering new and improved services quicker and more reliably than your competitors. Surprisingly, at a …
By Gene Quinn 11 months ago 2

Smartphone innovation has soared because of patents

It’s impossible to actually support the idea that patents harm smartphone innovation because there is no consumer product that has changed so much over the past …
By Steve Brachmann 11 months ago 10

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 …

Google receives U.S. patent for medical emergency response drones

Today’s Companies We Follow profile of Google starts with a look at some intriguingly diverse technologies protected by patents recently issued by the U.S. Patent …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 0

Auto sector sees dramatic rise in worldwide patent acquisition

In terms of what’s being invented by major innovators in the automotive industry, it seems that the vast majority of the increase in patenting activities among …

Software and business methods over half of Google, Microsoft US patents

Software and method patents may appear to have fallen out of favor because of recent court decisions and legislation. However, recent trends indicate that they comprise surprisingly …