Posts Tagged: technology


2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will feature innovations for athletes, spectators alike

In major American sports, players, spectators and referees alike are all interested in making sure that fouls are called properly and that athletes are always abiding by …
By Steve Brachmann
3 days ago 0

NASA releases 56 patents to public domain, creates searchable database portal for commercial spin-offs

NASA released 56 formerly-patented technologies to the public domain so that they can be used by commercial enterprises prior to their expiration. Patents released by NASA into the …
By Steve Brachmann
6 days ago 0

Evolution of Tech: Willis Carrier helps us beat the summer heat with the invention of air conditioning

In 1902, shortly after joining the Buffalo Forge Company, Willis Carrier had a momentary insight while standing on a train station in Pittsburgh, which would lead him to …
By Steve Brachmann
15 days ago 3

Florida algal blooms put focus on phosphorus depletion and ultrasonic wave tech

Algal blooms are caused when algae living in seas or freshwater grow uncontrollably because of the presence of nutrients like phosphorus or nitrogen; high temperatures and the …
By Steve Brachmann
16 days ago 0

Automakers Lead Silicon Valley in Self-Driving Car Development

The patent landscape for self-driving vehicles is also quickly expanding. As of 2013, patent applications related to this technology hit 2,500 per year. That rate is expected to increase. …
By William Cory Spence
17 days ago 0

Can Apple’s New Infrared Patent Really Disable Your iPhone?

On Tuesday, June 28, Apple was granted a new patent, U.S. Patent No. 9,380,225, entitled “Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect …
By Kevin A. Rieffel
22 days ago 2

Clinton tech agenda supports STEM education, infrastructure upgrades for Internet access

Clinton’s tech agenda revolves around five main points that she hopes will lead to American dominance in research and development as well as overall innovation. First, …
By Steve Brachmann
28 days ago 7

Innovation can create economic success in developing countries facing the middle-income trap

A rising tide lifts all boats. While an age-old saying, the concept is relatively simple really. Of course, the path to broad based economic opportunity for all …
By Angélique McCall
29 days ago 0

Hillary Clinton supports patent reform, announces technology and innovation initiative

Clinton's proposal for accomplishing this goal would be twofold: (1) to reduce excessive patent litigation through additional patent reform; and (2) strengthening the operational capacity of the USPTO by …
By Gene Quinn
30 days ago 16

EpiPen gives doses of life-saving epinephrine for nearly 50 years

The EpiPen continues to be a highly sought consumer medical device. Last September, Bloomberg reported that EpiPen sales had eclipsed $1 billion per year, proving to be a …
By Steve Brachmann
1 month ago 1

Technology Startups: The Game-changers of Virtual and Augmented Reality

With the advent of enhancements in audio-video technology, Virtual-Reality (VR) has taken the world by storm. While VR has been enjoying most of the limelight, another similar …
By Vivek Sharma
1 month ago 0

SEP Licensing: Looking Beyond Essentiality

Unlike other technologies (e.g. User interface) where the manufacturers have a choice to design around the technology of the patent, in case of SEPs, there is …
By Sachin Sinha
2 months ago 0

Oculus Rift Patents that change the Virtual Reality Landscape

Of the virtual reality options currently on the market, the Oculus Rift is arguably built upon one of the most technologically robust VR platforms. Capturing the movements …
By William Cory Spence
2 months ago 6

Disaster Tech: Volcanic eruptions spur innovations in materials, aircraft engine diagnostics

We return to the question we’ve asked throughout our Disaster Tech series: What are the inventive systems being created in order to mitigate the threat to …
By Steve Brachmann
2 months ago 0

The Royalty Rate for a Subset of Standard Essential Patents – What Is Reasonable?

How can a patent that is deemed essential for a standard not be infringed in a product that implements that standard? One possible explanation could be that …
By Menno Treffers
2 months ago 2