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  • Monsanto the DOD and Ebola
    Monsanto in bed with DOD over Ebola can't be good
    Monday, Fox news reported that "The experimental drug used to treat two American aid workers who have been infected with the Ebola virus has never been tested on humans before and was only identified earlier this year as part of an ongoing...
  • Daniel Snyder, owner of the Washington Redskins
    Welcome to the land of political correctness and disregard for due process
    Welcome to the new America where the powers that be, eschew the law in favor of the whims of those in power, a land where political correctness trumps due process.Yesterday, the U.S. Patent office revoked the trademark of the Washington Redskins...
  • Apple and Google make nice in patent wars
    Apple and Google make nice in patent wars
    Apple and Google have agreed to a truce in the ongoing patent wars. All lawsuits have been dropped between the two companies. According to theWallStreetJournalon May 17, 2014, Google's Motorola unit sued Apple in 2010. Apple fired back by...
  • Apple’s Newly Approved Patent
    Apple’s Newly Approved Patent: ‘Transparent Texting’
    After eighteen months, the US Patent & Trademark Office approved Apple’s “transparent texting” patent.This new iteration of messaging involves replacing the static background of a texting app with live videos from the phone...
  • calculating market potential
    Why should you calculate market potential of a product?
    Do you have an idea for a new product? It doesn't matter if you're going to take the product to market or if you would like to patent the idea so that other people can't use it, it is important for you to understand market potential....
  • Lori Greiner
    Words of wisdom from the warm-blooded shark
    Anyone who is or hopes to be an inventor or who has a product to sell should run, not walk, to buy Lori Greiner’s book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! The author did not get on Shark Tank or spend fifteen years on QVC because of her pretty face...
  • Lenovo Motorola Google
    Google sells Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, deal includes over 2,000 patent assets
    Google is letting Lenovo take Motorola Mobility off its hands after acquiring the company in 2012. In a blog post Wednesday (Jan. 29), the search engine giant announced that it’s selling Motorola to the Chinese PC manufacturer for a cool $2...
  • Apple gains facial recognition patent
    Apple gains facial recognition patent
    Just another pretty face? That may be just fine for your iPhone. Apple recently landed Patent Number 8,600,120 from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a facial recognition and detection system that may someday be the way you unlock your...
  • Google patent electronic neck tattoo
    Google files patent on neck microphone with ability to detect lies
    Can't say we're really sure what Google has planned for with this one but it looks like Google has just filled out a patent for an electronic neck tattoo, with a built-in microphone and the ability to detect lies. Sounds pretty freaky...
  • AIDS Ribbon
    Patents & AIDS: A killer combo
    AIDS in this age is an unfortunately ignored topic. The number of HIV and AIDS patients in the United States is steadily increasing each year. The age of those infected is becoming younger as well and little media attention is being directed at...
  • Samsung to sidestep Google, hold its own developer conference
    South Korea labels U.S. overturning of iPhone, iPad import ban 'protectionism'
    On Saturday, the Obama administrationexercised its executive powersand overturned an International Trade Commission import ban on several older Apple products. Most had believed such a "veto" to be unlikely, based on history, but the...
  • Microsoft VR Glasses patent figure
    Microsoft Virtual-Reality Glasses patent surfaces
    The console manufacturer seeks means to augment game reality through the use of special glasses.A 2012 Microsoft patent for virtual reality glasses surfaced today, according to a post on NeoGAF. The video game peripheral, as described by the...
  • Gavel
    USPTO rejects claims on Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has rejected claims of one of the major patents in Apple's patent dispute with Samsung, according to a filingmade Sundayby Samsung in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San...
  • Gavel
    Boston University wants a piece of Apple's income pie, sues over 1997 patent
    Apple has been extremely successful in its court battles against Samsung. Now we will see if that success extends to a battle with Boston University. On Tuesday, Boston Universitysued Appleover a patent issued to one of its professors in 1997, it...
  • Gavel
    Apple, Samsung duke it out in court over ITC import ban of older iPhones, iPads
    The ITCruled earlierthat certain iPhones and iPads violated a patent held by Samsung, and issued a ban on the import of such items. While the ban doesn't go into effect for some time, the companies involved are definitely tussling, with bi...