Posts Tagged: innovation


Enabling Technologies and the Underinvestment Problem

Certain innovations—known as enabling technologies—provide the foundation for progress across a range of industries. Enabling technologies include mobile wireless, the laser, CT scanners, the microprocessor, …
By David Teece
9 days ago 2

Creating Better Applications Through Patent Strengthening

Events along the prosecution process create multiple windows of opportunity for strengthening a portfolio. Decisions are based on indications of market adoption using evidence from specialized technical …
By Martin Bijman
29 days ago 1

Alternative Routes to Protection of Innovation

Every year different groups provide rankings of patent prosecution law firms and a company’s patent count for the year.  Patent law firms will tout their rankings …
By Robert Stoll
1 month ago 59

America Needs an Eighteenth-Century Patent System

We hear politicos so often proclaim that what America needs is a Twenty-First Century patent system. NO! America most certainly does not need a Twenty-First Century patent …
By Gene Quinn
3 months ago 17

Creating an Ecosystem that Encourages Disruptive Innovation

Assuming America wants paradigm-shifting, truly disruptive innovation we need to recognize the need to incentivize the risk-takers and those that provide the capital to those risk-takers who …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 36

Some Observations on Drug Patents – A Response to Arie Michelsohn

Nothing in my own experience leads me to believe that the PTO applies a lower anticipation or obviousness standard to pharmaceuticals, and I expect this would be …
By Hans Sauer
4 months ago 10

Dueling Visions of the Patent System, Dueling Visions for America

The article in IPWatchdog describing how the United States democratized the patent system, extending the right to own intellectual property to commoners, came to mind after reading …
By Joseph Allen
4 months ago 54

How to Evaluate Disruptive Inventions

Join us Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 4pm ET i the Senate Hart Office Building, Room 902, for a program titled How to Evaluate Disruptive Inventions. Following our speakers and …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 0

Do you have Technology to block Robocalls? The FTC & FCC Want You!

The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission want you — at least if you are an innovator with a solution for preventing illegal Robocalls. On April 23, …
By Gene Quinn
4 months ago 16

The Unpredictable Prospects of Patenting Cancer Innovation

Art Unit 1618 and 1621 are both identified as relating to “organic compounds – part of the class 532-570 series.” However, the patenting probability for cancer related applications is markedly …
By Kate Gaudry & Rodney Rothwell
5 months ago 5

Bloomberg Innovation Index is Latest Sign US Innovation Economy is in Dire Straits

For the first time since the inception of the Bloomberg Innovation Index, the U.S. ranked outside the top 10, ranking 11th out of the 50 economies. This latest …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 10

Google Downplays Importance of STEM Education Despite Increased Job Opportunities and Wage Prospects for Workers

Looking at the results of multi-year studies conducted by Google into its own employment practices, including hiring standards and team productivity, Davidson noted Google’s own findings …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 9

How IP-Protected Innovation is Driving Economic Growth

IP-protected innovation is now the principal driver of corporate value and is driving economic growth nationally. Developing an IP portfolio is now a basic requirement even for …

The U.S. Needs to Make IP Policy a Priority, Now

In the absence of a discernable IP policy, America achieved leadership through laws and courts that supported inventors, and commerce, and that encouraged risk-taking. But the world …
By Bruce Berman
7 months ago 12

When Failure Becomes an Asset

Failure is success if we learn. So why shouldn't failure qualify as a trade secret? Competitors would love to avoid making the effort and taking the risk... …
By James Pooley
7 months ago 2

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