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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.
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.
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?
The answer: A patent helps you impress investors and raise capital.
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's latest patent suggests lenders could approve or deny loans based on a user's social connections.
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.
What Google Is Really Doing by Giving Away Patents
How the tech giant's plan will and won't help startups.
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Are Standard Equity Stakes in Spinoffs Misguided?
Universities may be missing out on owning a share of their strongest spinoffs.
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.
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)
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.
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)
Our nation's advanced patent system is very different the one adopted in 1790.
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