Posts Tagged: star trek


A Cosmic Copyright Conundrum: ‘Star Trek,’ Space Force, SCOTUS and Blackbeard’s Shipwreck

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Allen v. Cooper, which relates to photos and videos of the sunken remains of the Queen …
By Yitzchak Besser
7 months ago 3

Space Force, Star Trek, and Strange New Worlds of Trademark Infringement

On January 24, 2020, the United States Space Force logo hit the news — and the photon torpedoes began to fly. Almost instantly, those familiar with the Star Trek Starfleet …
By James Creedon
8 months ago 5

Real-Life Star Trek Battle of Axanar Is Heating Up

A copyright infringement battle of intergalactic proportions between Plaintiffs CBS and Paramount Pictures, and the company (along with its principal Alec Peters) looking to produce the crowdfunded …
By Dan Bonilla
4 years ago 34

Ethical, legal questions arise as scientists work to teach robots to feel pain

One way we use robots is the navigation of dangerous situations, in which robots perform tasks that would put a human worker at high risk of injury …
By Megan Ray Nichols
4 years ago 21

Star Trek Celebrates 50 Years: Industry Insiders Reflect

The first episode of Star Trek aired on September 8, 1966, some 50 years ago. Although the original series ended after only three rather disappointing seasons, the franchise would go …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

50 years of Star Trek inspires innovations in mobile computers, speech recognition and tricorders

On September 8th, 1966, the American broadcast network NBC aired the first episode of Star Trek, a science fiction television series conceived by Gene Roddenberry. In the decades …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Transparent aluminum: the latest Star Trek fictional tech to become reality

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), scientists may have discovered the secret to creating a material much like transparent aluminum 30 years after the chemical formula was fictionally …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 5

A NASA journey to nowhere may be exactly what U.S. needs

It’s unfortunate that NASA has had to operate in such a unfavorable climate, being pushed for more and more answers out of its space exploration program …

Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Geek in Your Life

Christmas is just around the corner and many are already done with their Christmas shopping. There are folks who are not, and we confess to be among …

Cloaking Device Inventor Says Deflector Shield Realized

Like so many other popular science fiction books, movies and franchises, Star Trek has inspired many innovators to ask the question "why not?" Although Star Trek did …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 4

USPTO Issues World’s First Invisibility Cloak Patent

Invisibility cloaks have long been a prop in science fiction stories, such as the Harry Potter invisibility cloak or the device used to cloak Klingon war ships …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 3

The Patent Law of Perpetual Motion

The reality is that science fact and science fiction are dictated based on currently accepted understandings, whether they be true or not. As impossible as something sounds, …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 19

Inventors Digest Extends Deadline for Teen Essay Contest

About 6 weeks ago I mentioned that Inventors Digest was holding an essay contest for teens in order to celebrate National Inventors Month, which is in August ever …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0

Inventors Digest Essay Contest for Teens

In honor of National Inventors Month in August, Inventors Digest magazine and partners are sponsoring the 2059 Essay Contest for middle school and high school students.  IPWatchdog.com …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 0