Posts Tagged: google patents


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
5 years 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 …

A Brief History of Google’s Android Operating System

In October 2003, a group of young computing experts came together to establish a software development company that would go on to revolutionize the cellular mobile phone as …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 3

The Cost of Not Having Patent Protection

How many patent applications has your company filed today? If you are a typical new economy small tech company with software and internet centric technology or products, …
By Fatih Ozluturk
5 years ago 37

Google Patents: Trending News, App Suggestions and Online Ads

We found a couple of patent applications involving technologies which present topics of interest to computing device users, including methods for activity planning to see a concert …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Google Seeks Patent on Method for Brokering Know-How

A specialized type of content management system for brokering knowledge between experts and individuals who need various kinds of technical help is the focus of today’s …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 0

Google Seeks Patent on Ordering Ahead with a Mobile Device

The halls of the USPTO are largely populated by Google’s recent innovations, as this corporation will regularly receive upwards of 50 patents or more each week.... The …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 1

The Year of the Cloud: Cloud Computing Goes Mainstream

Even as more of us are becoming acquainted with the idea of the cloud, many of us are still woefully ignorant of what the term actually means. …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 5

Is Google the “Snow White” of the Patent System?

So can we stop pretending that Google isn't like every other user of the patent system? They are not Snow White. They are not the Mother Teresa …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 4

Google Seeks Patent on Social News Aggregator

We profile one patent application that seeks to converge content from social networks with the news feed that a person sees when browsing a news aggregator service. …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Software Patents: Are they really “Soft”—ware?

Notwithstanding Google's Jekyll and Hyde approach to patents, Figure 14 together with the associated textual discussion is extremely interesting because it shows rather conclusively that "software" isn't really …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 37

Google Patents Tax-Free Gifting

A few of the patent applications from Google we’re looking at today focus on improvements to mobile devices of various kinds. One patent application would protect …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Google Patents Disclose Advances for Google Maps

A number of interesting patent applications deal with Google’s efforts to improve online mapping applications. One such application would protect a system of downloading map tiles …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Google Seeks Patent on Music Libraries and Rating Playlists

As the developer of the Android mobile device software, Google is heavily involved with mobile device and digital media systems development. Two recent patent applications filed by …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0