Patents

7 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products
Business Accelerated

7 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products

From biometric-tracking headphones to water-resistant electronic parts, we'd be into a lot of these products. Get on it, Apple.
Laura Entis
Google Just Got a Patent for Adding Holograms to a Google-Glass-Type Headset
Business Accelerated

Google Just Got a Patent for Adding Holograms to a Google-Glass-Type Headset

The United States Patent and Trademark Office approved the tech giant's patent for technology that would overlay holograms onto the wearer's real world view.
Catherine Clifford
Microsoft and Google Make Peace in Patent Battles
Legal Issues

Microsoft and Google Make Peace in Patent Battles

The companies are settling 18 cases in the U.S. and Germany.
What Good Is a Patent if You Can't Enforce It?
Patents

What Good Is a Patent if You Can't Enforce It?

The answer: A patent helps you impress investors and raise capital.
Vic Lin
IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to Startups
Patents

IBM Is Taking an Unusual Approach to Selling Patents to Startups

While it's not strange for a large patent holder to sell off patents, IBM's method is raising some eyebrows.
Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan
Facebook

Someday, Your Facebook Friends May Determine Whether You Get a Loan

Facebook's latest patent suggests lenders could approve or deny loans based on a user's social connections.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Low-Cost Patent Search Options for Inventors on a Budget
Patents

Low-Cost Patent Search Options for Inventors on a Budget

Inventors routinely believe they were the first to think of their great idea. They are not routinely correct.
Kedma Ough
What Google Is Really Doing by Giving Away Patents
Business Accelerated

What Google Is Really Doing by Giving Away Patents

How the tech giant's plan will and won't help startups.
Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
Equity

Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?

Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
Scott Shane
Have an Invention? Here's How to Make It Into an Actual Product. (Infographic)
Manufacturing

Have an Invention? Here's How to Make It Into an Actual Product. (Infographic)

As the creator of a new product, you need to know the costs so you can weigh the risks and the rewards.
Laura Entis
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Google Patent Appeal Over Street View
Legal Issues

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Google Patent Appeal Over Street View

The tech giant will indeed need to defend claims that its Street View mapping software violates patents held by someone else.
Trademarks: The First Line of Defense Protecting Your Brand (Infographic)
Data-Driven Marketing

Trademarks: The First Line of Defense Protecting Your Brand (Infographic)

From Apple to Coca-Cola to Yves Saint Laurent, a look at the big business behind those little images, symbols and words that make up a company's brand.
Catherine Clifford
BlackBerry Settles Patent Dispute With Ryan Seacrest's Company
Business Accelerated

BlackBerry Settles Patent Dispute With Ryan Seacrest's Company

The dispute was over the sale of smartphone keyboards of a certain size.
How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)
Patents

How Patents Proliferated in the U.S. and Around the Globe (Infographic)

Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.
Laura Entis