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A Primer on Patents: Who's Getting Them, Where and How Long It's Taking (Infographic)

As Washington continues to mull new patent legislation, here's a snapshot of the U.S. patent landscape.

Is Competition a Catalyst for Innovation?

The products of rival firms can prompt and motivate a company to differentiate its offerings and invent new solutions.

Aereo CEO: 'We're on the Side of the Angels'

Aereo, which snatches over-the-air TV signals and streams them on the internet for a few dollars a month, is determined to prevail over the TV networks trying to bring it down.

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Challenge Assumptions. Don't Be Afraid of Taking a Different Tack.

A former Microsoft COO says company leaders need to re-examine their core thinking and test out new approaches to not be left behind.

How to Be More Creative, Wherever You Work

One in three employed adults in the U.S. want to quit their job to pursue a more creative position. Here are five ways to get the creative juices flowing right now.

A Sustainable Social Enterprise Takes Business Savvy, and Heaps of Passion

An organization meeting altruistic as well financial goals needs committed leadership and direction. Here are four critical lessons for their chiefs.

Stop, Drop and Apologize: Nest Halts Sales of Smoke Alarm Over Serious Flaw

The Google-owned startup has halted sales of its hand-gestured smoke alarm because -- oops -- it might not go off during a real fire.

Top 10 Innovative Beauty Products That Will Change Your Morning Beauty Routine

Beauty marketing is dualistic. Some brands opt for all-natural messaging, with product ingredients picked fresh from the organic orchards; but increasingly, other brands are stressing science-based beauty products, manufactured fresh from the labs.

4 Ways the 'New' Microsoft Is Dramatically Different From the 'Old' Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who took the reins two months ago, isn't wasting any time helping Microsoft play some serious catch-up.

6 Hot Healthcare Companies: From Smart Pill Bottles to Smart Diapers, What's Driving Innovation in Medical Tech?

Technology has profoundly revolutionized the way doctors treat, diagnose and perform surgeries. But experts say innovation has yet to improve the daily workflow of physicians, or the daily behavior of patients.

Innovating the Beauty Industry: How to Capitalize on Chem Labs and Engineering Firms

Entrepreneurs are increasingly leveraging the fields of science and technology to create and promote products that promise a more beautiful you.

The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

A high-tech toilet is an innovative solution to an age-old problem. And it's nothing to pooh-pooh.

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.

10 Tips for Unleashing Your Creativity at Work

The magic process of idea generation is open to far more people than commonly thought.

3 Biometrics Startups Heating Up the Password Security Race

A look at the young companies making it possible to unlock your tech with your face, heart, finger and voice.

When Your Product Design Makes Your Customers Feel Smart

Create services or devices that enable users to maximize their time and money. Big Data can play a role in this fine-tuning.

4 Things to Know About Facebook's Plan for Total World Domination

Mark Zuckerberg is taking on Planet Earth by drone, laser and satellite, pledging to connect the 'whole world' to the InternetÂ… One new Facebook user at a time?

This Fitness App Redesigns to Give It a Competitive Edge

Runtastic goes beyond GPS tracking to grab new markets.

Big Ideas, SXSW and What Might Be Coming Next

We break down how entrepreneurs can learn from trends about to shape our futures

Aereo to Supreme Court: Our Streaming TV Service 'Falls Squarely Within the Law'

The bold startup once again slams big broadcasters for claiming its business model thrashes copyright laws, setting the tone for its defense in a federal court battle that begins next month.

Samsung's Bluetooth-Only 'Smart Bulb' Is a Bit Dim

Better late than never. Kind of. The Korean electronics maker's dull-ish inaugural connected lightbulb doesn't exactly turn us on.

How This Innovative Startup Convinced Investors to Give It $30 Million

The 34-year-old entrepreneur behind Hampton Creek wants to make eggs obsolete.

How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

By throwing out the approved checklist, Jobs got customers to meaningfully connect with the Apple brand.

The Balancing Act: Sharing Data Versus Guarding Trade Secrets

Companies are grappling with how to foster collaboration inside and outside the organization while protecting proprietary information.
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