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3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value
Patents

3 Basics for Filing a Patent That Actually Has Value

A provisional patent application will provide as much protection as you need while determining if your idea can really go the distance.
Stephen Key
Scientists Made Transparent Wood That's Stronger Than Glass
Inventions

Scientists Made Transparent Wood That's Stronger Than Glass

See-through wood is now a thing.
The Inventor of the George Foreman Grill Sets the Record Straight
Inventors

The Inventor of the George Foreman Grill Sets the Record Straight

Michael Boehm explains how he created one of the bestselling infomercial products of all time.
Stephen Key
Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.
Niche marketing

Have a Lot of Clever Ideas? License Them to the Novelty Gift Industry.

When I walked into Hallmark and saw "Sweet Darts," darts inscribed with the words 'I'm Stuck On You," I smiled. Seeing my name on the back never got old.
Stephen Key
9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World
Inventors

9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World

Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs and more -- these 9 visionaries have made their indelible marks on the way we live.
Carolyn Sun
Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74
Obituaries

Inventor of Email Ray Tomlinson Dies at 74

Tomlinson had an idea to send a text message between computers using a new network called Arpanet, routing it using an '@' symbol.
Leena Rao
Inventor Artur Fischer, Who Held More Than 1,100 Patents, Dies at 96
Obituaries

Inventor Artur Fischer, Who Held More Than 1,100 Patents, Dies at 96

The inventor of the first synchronized electronic camera flash surpassed Thomas Edison's record of most patents.
Nina Zipkin
What Business and Government Should Do When Innovation Outpaces Regulation
Regulations

What Business and Government Should Do When Innovation Outpaces Regulation

Through education, proactive self-regulation and collaboration with regulators, industry leaders can help speed the process of rule-making.
Jan Verleur
Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88
Obituaries

Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88

The MIT professor invented vital research equipment and consulted on Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-Making and Retail
Movies

The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-Making and Retail

At one point, she shares, megastar Robert De Niro leaned in to ask her advice about his idea for an invention.
Joan Oleck
Movie 'Joy' Celebrates Something We Already Appreciate: Entrepreneurs
Movies

Movie 'Joy' Celebrates Something We Already Appreciate: Entrepreneurs

Who knew that someone would make a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper that centers on a mop inventor.
Joan Oleck
How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?
Persistence

How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?

A successful entrepreneur reflects on how naivety kept him going forward although things were really rough.
Stephen Key
Watch This Jetpack-Wearing Entrepreneur Rocket Past the Statue of Liberty (VIDEO)
Far Out Tech

Watch This Jetpack-Wearing Entrepreneur Rocket Past the Statue of Liberty (VIDEO)

David Mayman realized the ultimate boyhood dream this week, high above the Hudson River.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Fasten-ating History of the Humble Zipper
Who Knew?

The Fasten-ating History of the Humble Zipper

In which we unzip the up-and-down origins of the little mechanical wonder that keeps your pants from falling down.
Kim Lachance Shandrow