Why Intellectual Property is Most Valuable Asset for your Business!! In today’s knowledge-based economy, your ideas are some of your most valuable business assets. Whether you’re an inventor or an entrepreneur, it’s essential to understand various forms of intellectual property (IP) like patent & trademarks, copyright and industrial design, to save your precious business assets. Preferably, every enterprise that involve in inventive activities need to consult patent databases to search existing technologies, identify licensing partners in case a technology already exists and avoid duplication of research activities. However, it’s important to acquire IP because a failure to do so can put businesses at risk. “Before launching a product, businesses should assure tha
Imagine you have invented a device that could save millions of lives around the world. But instead of profiting from the invention yourself, you decide to share the design online, to allow others to make their own version at low cost. Two years later, a company applies for a patent on your invention. Once the application is granted, the company not only begins profiting from your device, but launches a lawsuit against you, the inventor, for infringing their patent. This is the danger faced by researchers and developers alike, because the limits of existing content repositories means it is often a struggle for patent examiners to find what they call prior art — evidence that an invention is already known — relating to an application. That means that some applications that should be rejec
Do the Internet Giants Plan to Banish Websites from their Ecosystem in the Future of Search? Google rings in its 20-year anniversary (read: effective reign over the Internet), and promises to “improve search for the next 20 years,” the moment is ripe for disruption. And while the fruits of that disruption may still be another 20 years away, the seeds are being sown right now. — Rand Fishkin, SparkToro said, We’ve reached an era of a less-connected web, a web-focused on retaining users rather than sharing content. From Reddit to Google, Instagram to LinkedIn, through to YouTube and even the previously open-format, conversation-centric Twitter, social media platforms are taking a page out of Facebook’s book and gearing their platform towards profitabil
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Patent Office gets search help from tech industry heavyweights By Susan MillerOct 08, 2018 A key bottleneck in U.S. innovation is the patent process, which requires the thorough research of prior art, or any information that has bearing on a patent's claim to novelty. Before filing for a patent, applicants search through previously patented innovations and other documentation to be sure their proposal is truly new. Patent examiners likewise research prior art to ensure there is no duplication. When there's no good system for researching prior art that can be scattered across user manuals, conference presentations, websites, pay-walled peer-reviewed journals or temporarily public marketing materia...
TORONTO — Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors.A unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is proposing to turn a rundown part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history — to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be."Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices, shops and a school on a 12-acre site — a first step toward what it hopes will eventually be an 800-acre development.High-level interest is clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alphabet's then-Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared together to announce the plan last Octob
TORONTO -- Heated streets will melt ice and snow on contact. Sensors will monitor traffic and protect pedestrians. Driverless shuttles will carry people to their doors. A unit of Google's parent company Alphabet is proposing to turn a run-down part of Toronto's waterfront into what may be the most wired community in history -- to "fundamentally refine what urban life can be." Sidewalk Labs has partnered with a government agency known as Waterfront Toronto with plans to erect mid-rise apartments, offices, shops and a school on a 12-acre site -- a first step toward what it hopes will eventually be an 800-acre development. High-level interest is clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alphabet's then-Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt appeared together to announce th...
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It looks like Nintendo is working on an official Game Boy case for smartphones. Siliconera has spotted a new US patent filed by Nintendo which seems to be related to a plastic smartphone case that strongly resembles the design of the classic Game Boy. It's honestly not hard to find Game Boy cases for smartphones (a quick Google search will reveal quite a few that you can buy), but Nintendo's take on this concept seems to differ from the rest in two very distinct ways: it's official and it's fully functional. Yes, it looks like this case will allow your smartphone to function just like an old-school Game Boy. Based on the design blueprints, it seems that the case's buttons will be placed over your smartphone's touchscreen and are intended to recognize and register any commands