Patents

Inventing

Winning at Inventing Is a Numbers Game

Inventors too often focus on patents and expensive prototypes when what they really need is proof of demand.
Patents

Groupon Sues 'Once-Great' IBM Over Patent

The latest lawsuit concerns IBM's WebSphere Commerce platform, which Groupon said lets merchants send messages to customers with GPS-enabled devices based on their real-time locations, and their use o...
Patents

IBM Is One of the World's Biggest Patent Trolls

Every tech company around is probably paying money to IBM based entirely on its massive patent portfolio.
Court Cases

Chief Justice John Roberts Calls U.S. Patent Challenge Process Bizarre

The Supreme Court is hearing a case about an invalidated speedometer patent.
Patents

Is Your New Business Idea Patentable?

Find out what characteristics your business idea needs to be eligible for a patent, and what four traits are
Linkedin

LinkedIn Awarded Patent for System to Predict How Likely You Are to Get a Job

With the proposed system, the network could offer suggestions like taking a professional course or moving to Los Angeles to gain better odds.
Court Cases

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Samsung-Apple iPhone Patent Fight

The appeal to the top court could clarify how important design is to the overall value of products involved in patent disputes.
Patents

Are You Trying to Protect Your Idea -- or Sell It?

Do you really need a patent? It all depends on who you ask.
Facebook

Facebook Has An Idea for Software That Detects Cool New Slang Before It Goes Mainstream

The patent, which was granted in February, is for a system that will examine posts and messages on the social network and look for something called neologisms.
Lawsuits

Not So Great Deal: IBM Whacks Groupon With Lawsuit

The tech giant said it has warned the site before.
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.
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.
Project Grow

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.
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.
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