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2017 in Review: Part Two

With less than 24 hours to go to the new year, we're counting down to 2018 with a look back on all that happened this year
With less than 24 hours to go, we're counting down to 2018 with a look back on all that happened this year.  In our last entry, we mentioned catching up with the CRISPR-Cas9 … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/2017-review-part-two/

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's...Disney

Disney is building its superhero strength with these patents and its recent purchase of 21st Century Fox.
The Walt Disney Co. is making plans to incorporate new rides into its parks after its recent purchase of mass media corporation 21st Century Fox.  The $52.4 billion deal is just t… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/its-bird-its-plane-itsdisney/

Food, Family & an Appetite for Odd Patents

Tis the season for friends, family, food and... fantastically odd patents?
Tis the season for friends, family, food and... fantastically odd patents?  In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we thought we'd take a look at some unique, related paten… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/11/food-family-appetite-odd-patents/

This Candy Company is Finding Innovative Ways to Cut Sugar

Retailers everywhere are in for a real treat, as consumers prepare for the Halloween ahead. 
Retailers everywhere are in for a real treat, as consumers prepare for the Halloween ahead.  According to NPR, candy sales are expected to reach over $4 billion this year, a 4.1% … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/candy-company-finding-innovative-ways-cut-sugar/

Food for Thought: A Brief Look at Recipe Patents

At Global Patent Solutions, we have seen recipe inventions across the spectrum, from mom-and-pop restaurants and multinational food conglomerates.
By David Miller The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many people will gather with friends and family to have a special meal. If you are at a holiday party, desperat… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/food-thought-brief-look-recipe-patents/

Football is Back, and Innovation in Sports is on the Rise

Professional sports teams of all types are looking for new and innovative ways to boost business, improve athletic performance and give back to their communities.
Football fans everywhere are rejoicing at the start of the regular season, but that’s not the only exciting thing going on in the world of sports.   Professional sports teams of a… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/09/football-back-and-innovation-sports-rise/

AR Patents Point to Future of Tech Entertainment

Augmented-reality smart glasses are all the rage this year, with dozens of companies outlining plans to put their own version of these future-tech specs on the market. 
Augmented-reality smart glasses are all the rage this year, with dozens of companies outlining plans to put their own version of these future-tech specs on the market.  If you ha… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/ar-patents-point-future-tech-entertainment/

Appeals Court Calls It A Wrap for This Podcasting Patent

This “podcasting patent troll” has been involved in suits with a number of different organizations for years now, including: CBS, NBC and even comedian Adam Carolla.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a case involving Personal Audio LLC.  This “podcasting patent tr… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/appeals-court-calls-it-wrap-podcasting-patent/

Silicon Valley Accused of Lifting Patent Troll Plot from Austin Filmmaker

Two years ago, indie filmmaker Lex Lybrand set out to make a movie that “explores the pitfalls of start-up culture."
Two years ago, indie filmmaker Lex Lybrand set out to make a movie that “explores the pitfalls of start-up culture” and draws attention to the non-practicing entities “using decad… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/silicon-valley-accused-lifting-patent-troll-plot-austin-filmmaker/

NBC Brings Innovation, Science & Technology to Prime Time

NBC, in collaboration with Singularity University, is exploring the science and technology that is shaping our world with a new show.
NBC, in collaboration with Singularity University, is bringing innovation to prime time with a new show focused on exploring the science and technology that is shaping our world. … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/04/nbc-brings-innovation-science-technology-prime-time/

Lights, Camera, Action!  Movie Patents Past & Present

Before Tinseltown, there was Thomas Edison. 
Before Tinseltown, there was Thomas Edison. Regarded today as one of the greatest inventors of all time, Edison was an innovator in all industries, acquiring over 1,000 patents fo… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/lights-camera-action-movie-patents-past-present/

Connectivity & Innovation at CES 2017

CES 2017 was held in Las Vegas January 5th-8th, marking the 50th anniversary of the innovative tradeshow.
CES 2017 was held in Las Vegas January 5th-8th, and from the looks of it, there’s plenty to be excited about in the coming year. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the trad… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/connectivity-innovation-ces-2017/

Christmas Trees Past, Present and Patents

It's the most wonderful time of the year...
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and millions of Christmas trees are being harvested and sold across the U.S.  This year, more than 80% of homes will celebrate the holiday… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/12/christmas-trees-past-present-and-patents/

Theme Park Patents Push for New Rides, Track Guests

Gamers and theme park enthusiasts alike are excited for the latest string of patents filed by Universal City Studios and curious to see what Disney is developing.
Gamers and amusement park enthusiasts alike are excited for the latest string of patents filed by Universal City Studios, a subsidiary of Universal Orlando Resort.  The collection… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/12/theme-park-patents-push-new-rides-track-guests/

Starbucks Brewing Innovation & Technology

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced recently that he will be stepping down in an effort to focus more on innovation as executive chairman. 
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced recently that he will be stepping down in an effort to focus more on innovation as executive chairman.  After more than 30 years with the c… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/12/starbucks-brewing-innovation-technology/

Tech Companies Get Back to (Augmented) Reality

Apple CEO Tim Cook has seemed pretty set on investing in AR since the rise of Pokémon Go earlier this year.
Apple’s latest patent for “Augmented reality maps” could give future iPhone owners a better look at their surroundings.  Filed back in 2010, the patent covers the complex technolo… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/11/techcompanies-get-back-augmented-reality/

"The Trolls," A Comedy about Patents

"If you can't beat them. Troll them."
If you can't beat them.  Troll them.  Or so says Lex Lybrand with his new movie The Trolls, a comedy about patent trolls.  Set to release this October, the film follows a small Au… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/09/trolls-comedy-about-patents/

The Force is Strong with This Disney Parks Patent

The official groundbreaking of Star Wars Land took place back in April, and details regarding the new project continue to surface.
Star Wars enthusiasts are celebrating the development of Disney's latest attraction which is anticipated to be "the largest-ever single-themed land expansion at Disneyland Resort.… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/08/force-strong-disney-parks-patent/

New Facebook Formula Sinks Suspicious Posts

The social media giant is reworking its newsfeed formula to ensure that its users only have access to the most informative stories.
Last we wrote, Facebook was focusing in on its advertising, continuing on its path to becoming one of the largest global platforms for app marketing.  Now, the social media giant … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/08/new-facebook-formula-sinks-suspicious-posts/

Oh Snap(chat)! Tech Giants Master the Art of Mobile Marketing

Mobile advertising is on the rise, anticipated by many to lead the global advertising market- perhaps even by the end of this year.
Mobile advertising is on the rise, anticipated by many to lead the global advertising market- perhaps even by the end of this year.  Social media, in particular, has become an inc… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/07/oh-snapchat-tech-giants-master-art-mobile-marketing/

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