Posts Tagged: massachusetts institute of technology


MIT Prior Art Archive: An Overstated Solution to Patent Examination

According to statistics provided by the USPTO, since the beginning of fiscal year 2012, the Office has received a total of only 1,584 third-party submissions of prior art for …

A Look at RSA Cryptography and the Seminal Patent that Landed the Inventors in the Hall of Fame

One of the first and most widely-used public key systems for cryptography is known as RSA cryptography, named for the trio of inventors who developed the system …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 5

Another IP Professor Attack On Patenting

I was just thinking how often someone teaching intellectual property law leads the attack on the patent system when "Racing for academic glory and patents: Lessons from …
By Joseph Allen
2 years ago 21

Emergy Labs Wins LES Foundation’s 2016-2017 International Business Plan Competition Grand Prize

The LES Foundation International Business Plan Competition, now in its 13th year, focuses uniquely on the intellectual property (IP) aspects of business strategy. For the first 11 years, …
By Renee C. Quinn
2 years ago 1

Superhero Tech: Iron Man’s suit features futuristic nuclear fusion tech

Perhaps the most important component to any Iron Man suit is the arc reactor core, which provides the energy required to power the suit’s repulsors and …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

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
4 years ago 3

How Autonomous Vehicles Work: The different shades of autonomy ranging up to a fully self-driving car

When considering what makes an autonomous vehicle truly autonomous, it’s important to note that there are different shades of autonomy leading up to the fully self-driving …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years 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
4 years ago 36

Putting the pieces together on how to cure Alzheimer’s

The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive disorder of the human brain which over time reduces a person’s cognitive abilities to …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Tech Round-Up: Toyota Invests in AI, EU Safe Harbor Invalidated, New Android Chip Designs

American business interests could be adrift at sea after the European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement, which governs the transfer of …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

AUTM Survey: University Licensing Strong Despite Economy

During fiscal year 2009, 596 new companies were formed as a result of university research, which is one more than the 595 formed in 2008 and 41 more than the 555 formed in 2007. …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 2