Posts Tagged: innovation


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
6 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
6 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 months ago 12

Police surveillance innovations include facial recognition, social media analytics

Data mining and predictive analytics designed to enhance the decision making process for law enforcement officials have been utilized in Richmond, VA, for more than a decade …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 1

Blizzard response may be aided by salt-infused asphalt, robotic snow plows

Some tech firms are trying to go all-in on AI solutions for snow removal by developing autonomous, self-driving snow plows that could be deployed without human operators. …
By Steve Brachmann
9 months ago 0

To license or to abandon? The Advantages of Open Licensing

Open licenses are private arrangements that work within the current legal regime to encourage innovation, discourage trolls, and help attract top engineering talent. It is a win-win …
By Jurate Breimelyte
9 months ago 2