Posts Tagged: innovation

New method uses patent data to estimate a technology’s future rate of improvement

The team devised an equation incorporating a patent set’s average forward citation and average publication date, and calculated the rate of improvement for each technology domain. …
By Jennifer Chu
6 months ago 3

Looking at text blockers and textalyzers during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and many organizations are gearing up their pitch for greater safety on the roads by avoiding the need to text or …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 0

Microsoft’s new holoportation system brings virtual reality to new social, enterprise platforms

Fans of the Star Wars movie franchise might remember Princess Leia’s desperate plea for help to Obi-Wan Kenobi via hologram in Episode IV. Microsoft’s holoportation …
By Steve Brachmann
6 months ago 0

Blue Ribbon Panel of Advisors Announced for Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Earlier this week the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, announced a Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts, cancer leaders, …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 5

America’s aging electrical grid could benefit from smart grid tech

With an average price of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (Kwh) as of January 2016, the American electrical grid system still does a good job of getting electrical energy …
By Steve Brachmann
7 months ago 1

USPTO Director Michelle Lee delivers pro-patent speech at MIT

This speech by Director Lee is exceptionally important for two reasons. First, the strong and explicit recognition that abuse can and does happen on both sides of …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 36

American innovation has been fueled by immigrant inventors

Without immigrants and the influx of knowledge brought by them to our country’s shores, American innovation and the overall economy would look nothing like it does …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 2

California Dreaming: Mitt Romney and the Inter Partes Rebuke of Trump

Just when you thought the race for the White House couldn’t get any more unpredictable and bizarre, the 2012 Republican Nominee rebuked the current Republican frontrunner, Donald …
By Peter Harter & Gene Quinn
8 months ago 16

The Evolution of Food Safety: HOF Inventors John Silliker and Welton Taylor tamed Salmonella

The 2016 inductee class for the National Inventors Hall of Fame includes two microbiologists whose contributions to the field of food safety have helped to keep many foodborne …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

Advances in exoskeleton tech provide the gift of walking to paraplegic patients

Powered exoskeletons, which can improve a person’s gait, are starting to gain traction as a new area of bionic development, which could potentially improve the lives …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

Samsung world’s 2nd-most active patenting company, invents user authentication and wearable tech

In 2015, Samsung took home the second-greatest number of patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with 5,072 U.S. patents, which trailed only perennial patent giant …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

Nearly 30 years after Reagan’s patent initiative, room temperature superconducting still a dream

Superconductivity, and especially room temperature superconductivity, has been a holy grail of sorts, which the scientific community has sought for decades. Superconductors are materials which are capable …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

Smarter manufacturing policies, not tariffs or negotiators, is what America needs

The U.S. cannot win a trade war based on raising tariffs. Rather than engage in a trade war that the U.S. can’t win, why …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 20

EsoGlove, developed in Singapore, applies robotics to hand and nerve rehabilitation

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed a robotic glove designed to improve patient rehabilitation after injuries or nerve-related conditions that may have affected a …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

First mover advantage, a false premise in software innovation

The first mover storyline also provides a false narrative because it is flat wrong from the customer perspective as well. Simply stated, the first mover myth ignores …
By Paul Morinville & Gene Quinn
9 months ago 12