They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. By all accounts, Target was paying homage to one of the greatest video games of all time when it rolled out “Foot Pong” in a limited store release.
Imagine having the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them. This the promise and reality of healthcare simulation technology (and related patents) which I explored during my recent keynote address to The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS).
With immigration being a flashpoint in American politics one may wonder how tax law affects foreign inventors who locate to the United States, particularly “superstar” innovators who publish on average more than 29 patents (and receive a maximum of 100 citations per patent or more). Since the 1970s there has ..Continue Reading
Many times you will hear the phrase that we all have “one book or invention within us,” but some humans are destined to go far beyond these mortal benchmarks. Consider for a moment the achievements of Lisa Seacat Deluca who has filed an astounding 420 patents for an array of ..Continue Reading
A few leading entrepreneurs and inventors have noted the valley of death that exists between research and commercialization when it comes to seeking financial startup capital, especially in the energy sector. This means that the “hardest part of innovation often comes after you make the discovery” since it pits entrepreneurs ..Continue Reading
The complexity of patenting software is often exponentially higher than other tangible inventions in the mechanical or electrical realms. Software patents require careful, precise claims and descriptions, way above what one typically finds in general “widgets”. Inventors should also bear in mind that there are relatively few attorneys in the ..Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 “Alice ruling” has had a powerful ripple effect throughout the software industry. Nearly two years later, concrete definitions for critical concepts like “abstract idea” and “significantly more” are not in place. Court rulings have overturned a number of patents. For software developers, inventors, and patent ..Continue Reading