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Google wants to sneak in your bedroom, patents relevant tec…

Google wants to sneak in your bedroom, patents relevant tec…

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Patent details Smart-home technologies for eavesdropping Google has filed a couple of patents describing smart-home technologies that could analyze your lifestyle and behavior at home. The idea is just the same, but instead of looking at what you're doing on the internet, the envisioned devices would look at your activity at home. Then, it would use this information to deliver ads according to your likes, dislikes, and other life choices. Patent #1 ...
Google patents ‘virtual reality footwear’ designed to make …

Google patents ‘virtual reality footwear’ designed to make …

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An image from Google's patent application for "augmented and/or virtual reality footwear." Screenshot by Abrar Al-Heeti Have you ever put on a virtual reality headset but hesitated to walk around because you might smack into a wall? If so, Google may have a fix for you.The search giant filed a patent application, published last week, that details "motorized footwear" for "augmented and/or virtual reality." Donning the roller-skate-like shoes will allow a person to move as if walking, motion that can be linked to movement in the virtual environment he or she is experiencing. In the physical world, however, the m
Google’s New Patents Aim to Make Your Home a Data Mine

Google’s New Patents Aim to Make Your Home a Data Mine

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If this sounds invasive, it’s important to recognize this is already happening, just online. Google and Facebook both record and analyze user behavior, use it to sort people into categories, then target them with ads and other content. Facebook likely knows your race and religion, while Google uses your emails and search history to sort you into ad-ready brackets. Netflix infers all types of data on users based on what they watch, then serves back hyper specific movie and TV categories. This patent simply expands the areas in which your behavior is already mined and recorded from your phone and laptop to your bedroom.  And your children’s bedrooms. The second patent proposes a smart home system that would help run the household, using sensors and cameras to restrict kids’ behavior. P
Chinese Firms Apply for More AI Patents Than Any Other Coun…

Chinese Firms Apply for More AI Patents Than Any Other Coun…

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Chinese Firms Apply for More AI Patents Than Any Other Country (Yicai Global) Nov. 14 -- China has applied for more than 76,876 patents in the artificial intelligence sector to date, ranking it above any other nation in terms of volume. The United States comes in second with 67,276 applications, the Patent Protection Association of China said in a report on Nov. 12. Though China has made more applications, it still has fewer high quality, high-value patents than world leader US and Japan, the report added. The annual growth rate of Chinese AI patent applications is also highest in the world, according to the report. Companies looking to secure high-value intellectual property typically apply for an internationa...
Race is on for autonomous vehicle patents

Race is on for autonomous vehicle patents

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Connected cars are expected to account for over 80% of on-road vehicles by 2040. Automakers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor companies, and electronics as well as telecom equipment manufacturers are competing neck-to-neck to acquire patents that leverage the Internet of things (IOT), cloud computing, remote resource utilisation and data streams necessary for connected and autonomous cars.This is according to a new white paper by market intelligence firm Netscribes, which utilises its in-house technology research skills to provide an overview of the innovation in the automotive IOT space and the key companies driving the shift towards connected and autonomous cars.To understand the patent landscape, it conducted a basic patent search in the domain of c...
The War of Patents

The War of Patents

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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
Prior Art Archive now searchable in Google Patents

Prior Art Archive now searchable in Google Patents

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Historically, Google is not a litigious company when it comes to patents. The company is now supporting the Prior Art Archive to help patent examiners make better informed decisions on whether to grant an application by making it searchable through Google Patents. The Prior Art Archive, created in collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Cisco, and the MIT Media Lab, aims to give patent examiners more information when reviewing claims. Examiners reviewing patent applications should conduct thorough searches of existing technology, reject any attempts to patent existing technology, and develop a clear record of the differences between the patent claims and what came before. The issue is how documentation for technology is often not easily discoverable and could be
Patents Granted in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington » Dallas Inn…

Patents Granted in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington » Dallas Inn…

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Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. Listings include patents granted by the USPTO to local assignees and those with a North Texas inventor. Patent activity can be an indicator of future economic growth, as well as the development of emerging markets and talent attraction. By tracking both inventors and assignees in the region, we aim to provide a broader view of the region’s inventive activity. Bookmark this page as the dashboard for Dallas Invents — and be sure to sign up for the Dallas Innovates e-newsletter to stay on top of what’s new and next in North Texas.  Patent information is provided by Joe Chiarella, founder of patent analytics company Patent Index and publisher of The Inventiveness Index.