Patents

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
Make More Happen

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
Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.
Inventing

Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.

I received great advice from my patent attorney after freaking out about one of my big ideas.
Stephen Key
Apple Ordered to Pay $234 Million to University for Patent Infringement
Legal

Apple Ordered to Pay $234 Million to University for Patent Infringement

The processors in Apple's iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus -- along with some editions of the iPad -- violated the patent.
How an Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing in Mountain Towns
Clothing Business

How an Outdoor-Clothing Company Is Building Up Manufacturing in Mountain Towns

One entrepreneur is bringing the 'microbrew' model to manufacturing.
Grant Davis
Airbus Files Patent That Shows Airplane Passengers Stacked On Top of Each Other
Travel

Airbus Files Patent That Shows Airplane Passengers Stacked On Top of Each Other

Because people aren't already crammed into planes like sardines.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
7 Apple Patents We Hope Will Be Used to Make Actual Products
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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.
Laura Entis
Google Just Got a Patent for Adding Holograms to a Google-Glass-Type Headset
Google

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