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These Unique Patents Are Putting Safety First

These forward-thinking companies are putting safety at the forefront of their technology. 
From print-reading panic buttons to self-crumpling cars, these forward-thinking companies are putting safety at the forefront of their technology.  Apple recently patented a proc… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/theseunique-patents-are-putting-safety-first/

From Rags-to-Robots: A Brief History of Robot Patents

The Unimate paved the way for programmable robots, inspiring others to become a part of what would eventually become a billion dollar industry. 
In 1961, Unimate, the world's first industrial robot, took its place on the assembly line at General Motors, painlessly working with the furnaces and molten metals of hot die-cast… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/04/rags-robots-brief-history-robot-patents/

Patent Litigation & Trade Secret Scandal

What's been happening in trade secret news this year?  Here are three cases to watch.
We all heard about The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 that was signed into law just last year, providing a federal cause of action for all trade secret suits, but what's been ha… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/03/patent-litigation-trade-secret-scandal/

Transforming the Workplace with Telepresence Robots

These telepresence robot patents could change how (and where) we work.
Robots are changing the way we work in a big way. Whether it be Amazon's  fleet of robots working in its fulfillment centers or the surgical robotic arms in hospitals across the c… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/02/transforming-workplace-telepresence-robot-patents-technology/

Auto Patents, Technology & Innovation on the Road Ahead

From electric cars and new transportation systems to autonomous vehicles of the future, the auto industry is full of interesting patents and innovations.
From electric cars and new transportation systems to autonomous vehicles of the future, the auto industry is full of interesting patents and innovations.    Earlier this year, F… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/06/auto-patents-technology-innovation-road-ahead/

These Smart Lens Patents Are Out of Sight

With the wearables industry continuing to soar, several tech companies have now begun to experiment with smart lenses of their own, some taking the concept to a whole new level.
According to global analysts, the wearable tech industry is on track to reach $14 billion this year, and as much as $34 billion by 2020.  Last month, we caught wind of Sa… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/05/these-smart-lens-patents-are-out-sight/

The Ebb & Flow of Patent Litigation: 2016 Updates

Despite a 13% drop in litigation reported back in 2014, cases continue to popup all over the country.
Beginning back in 2009, patent litigation spiked dramatically, costing companies millions (and even billions) in legal fees, damages and settlement costs.  Despite a 13% drop in l… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/05/ebb-flow-patent-litigation-2016-updates/

Tech Companies Hit the Road with New Automotive Patents

As the automobile industry moves full speed ahead, more and more tech companies are jumping on board, filing patents for autonomous vehicles, new battery technology and innovative infotainment systems.
As the automobile industry moves full speed ahead, more and more tech companies are jumping on board, filing patents for autonomous vehicles, new battery technology and innovative… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/09/tech-companies-hit-road-new-automotive-patents/

Google's New Program Gives Patents to Startups

Google is literally handing out patents with its new Patent Starter Program.
Google is literally handing out patents with its new Patent Starter Program, aimed at helping new companies and developers in similar industries get their foot in the door.  Here's… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/07/googles-new-program-gives-patents-startups/

Google Patent Could Give Robots New Life

Google is helping to redefine robotics with its recent patent covering, “Methods and systems of robot personality development.
Google is helping to redefine robotics with its recent patent covering, “Methods and systems of robot personality development.” The patent, awarded late last month, describes a pro… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/04/google-patent-could-give-robots-new-life/

Google Files Patent Application for Cancer-Fighting Wrist Band

Google has filed a patent application for a wrist-worn device, designed to target harmful cells, hormones, or enzymes in the blood that "have an adverse health effect."
For years now, wearable tech has been slowly transforming the healthcare industry, from devices like the Nike Fuel Band and FitBit to the development of UT Austin's e-tattoo.  … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/03/google-files-patent-application-cancer-fighting-wrist-band/

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves USPTO's Michelle Lee

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted that Michelle Lee formally fill the role of director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Just recently the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted that Michelle Lee formally fill the role of director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Though Lee has unoffici… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/03/senate-judiciary-committee-approves-usptos-michelle-lee/

Google Pulls in Patents under Track One Program

Google has received 875 expedited patents- 14% of all patents issued under Track One.
In 2011, with the America Invents Act, the USPTO started a new program offering prioritized patent examination for those willing to pay an additional fee.  With Track One, applica… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/10/google-pulls-patents-under-track-one-program/

Google Patents Transportation-Aware Advertising

Google's most recent patent for "Transportation-Aware Physical Advertising Conversions" is turning heads and giving customers...
Google's most recent patent for "Transportation-Aware Physical Advertising Conversions" is turning heads and giving customers and retailers a new method of shopping to look forwar… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/google-patents-transportation-aware-advertising/

Tech Companies Partner-Up to Avoid Costly Patent Litigation

Twitter and IBM recently reached an agreement after a long-running battle over patent infringement.  Twitter has purch...
Twitter and IBM recently reached an agreement after a long-running battle over patent infringement. Twitter has purchased over 900 of IBM patents, and the two have entered into… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/tech-companies-partner-avoid-costly-patent-litigation/

Google Glass: Hand Gestures and Prescription Frames

Google Glass is continuing to push the envelope with new technologies that seem to be straight from the movies.  Recent ...
Google Glass is continuing to push the envelope with new technologies that seem to be straight from the movies. Recent patents have given the organization exclusive rights to its… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/google-glass-hand-gestures-and-prescription-frames/

Google Purchases Foxconn Patents for Wearable Tech

Google has been hard at work on its Project Glass, a program intended for researching and developing an augmented reality hea...
Google has been hard at work on its Project Glass, a program intended for researching and developing an augmented reality head-mounted display unit. These futuristic eyeglasses, … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/google-purchases-foxconn-patents-wearable-tech/

Google's Open Non-Assertion Pledge Gains Patents

Back in March Google made a pledge to allow the free use of certain patents in connection with Free or Open Source Software i...
Back in March Google made a pledge to allow the free use of certain patents in connection with Free or Open Source Software in order to provide developers with the opportunity to … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/googles-open-non-assertion-pledge-gains-patents/

Patents and Clean Energy Technologies in Africa Study

The United Nations Environment Programme and the European Patent Office recently published a report on Patents and Clean Ener...
The United Nations Environment Programme and the European Patent Office recently published a report on Patents and Clean Energy Technologies in Africa. The study takes a look at t… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patents-and-clean-energy-technologies-africa-study/

Judge Rules in Favor of Microsoft in Motorola Patent Case

U.S. District Judge, James Robart, ruled in favor of Microsoft on Thursday in the first of many battles against Google subsid...
U.S. District Judge, James Robart, ruled in favor of Microsoft on Thursday in the first of many battles against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility. The case revolves around how … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/judge-rules-favor-microsoft-motorola-patent-case/

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