Patents

Not So Great Deal: IBM Whacks Groupon With Lawsuit
Lawsuits

Not So Great Deal: IBM Whacks Groupon With Lawsuit

The tech giant said it has warned the site before.
How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right
Inventing

How One Toy Company Gets Open Innovation Right

If you want to license your ideas, focus on finding those companies that are going to truly embrace you -- companies like Fat Brain.
Stephen Key
Inventor Artur Fischer, Who Held More Than 1,100 Patents, Dies at 96
Radicals & Visionaries

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
How a Father's Love for His Ailing Son Inspired Him to Reinvent the Sneaker
Radicals & Visionaries

How a Father's Love for His Ailing Son Inspired Him to Reinvent the Sneaker

Steve Kaufman didn't want his son's medical condition to stop him from putting his shoes on by himself. His quest to boost the teen's self-esteem led to the creation of Quikiks.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents
Apple

Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents

The latest trial between Apple and VirnetX, which has been taking place over the last week, is a do-over of an earlier 2012 patent clash between the two parties.
How a Glue Developer Turned Bad Luck Into a DIY Sensation
Radicals & Visionaries

How a Glue Developer Turned Bad Luck Into a DIY Sensation

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh turned a sticky situation into a successful business in five steps.
Grant Davis
Google Files Patent for Drone 'Delivery Receptacle'
Drones

Google Files Patent for Drone 'Delivery Receptacle'

The receptacle would use infrared beacons to connect with drones in the air and then guide them for delivery.
Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company
Patents

Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company

Legal analytics company Lex Machina says Apple filed over 200 challenges to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since 2012, almost 100 more than the second highest filer.
Patents

Get a Software Patent to Protect Yourself, But Be Prepared for a Frustrating Process

Creating innovative software and getting a patent for it do not line up very well in this day and age. Here are eight reasons why the two are such different worlds.
Martin Zwilling
Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club Over Patented Technology Claims
Patents

Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club Over Patented Technology Claims

Grooming brand says competitor infringed on a 2004 patent involving a 'chromium-containing overcoat layer.'
This Innovative Cap Helps Chemotherapy Patients Keep More Hair
Health

This Innovative Cap Helps Chemotherapy Patients Keep More Hair

The FDA approved the DigniCap for use in the U.S. this week.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Create the Strongest Patent Possible With These 5 Tips
Patents

Create the Strongest Patent Possible With These 5 Tips

Your patent attorney is your next best friend -- but only if you put in the hard work first.
Stephen Key
If You Get In the Way of Google's Self-Driving Car, It Might Shout at You
Google

If You Get In the Way of Google's Self-Driving Car, It Might Shout at You

Forget wimpy horn-honking. Google's autonomous ride could blast messages at passersby from external loudspeakers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.
Intellectual Property

'Can It Be Copied?' Why Even Celebrity 'Sharks' Care About IP.

Intellectual property is something to be protected if you want to attract investment.
Vic Lin