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A Look at Historical Patents: Self-Driving Cars

The patient history surrounding the self-driving car goes back much farther than recent developments. A radio-controlled driverless car existed in 1925.
Self-driving cars have been getting a lot of media attention lately. However, few people realize that the concept of self-driving cars goes back much farther than recent developme… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2019/01/look-historical-patents-self-driving-cars/

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/

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/

Supreme Court Unanimous in Patent Venue Decision

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that patent owners can only bring lawsuits in states where the companies they are suing are incorporated. 
Tech companies, especially, are rejoicing after a Supreme Court ruling on Monday placed strict limitations on where patent lawsuits can be filed.  TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/05/supreme-court-unanimous-patent-venue-decision/

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/

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/

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/

Patents for Humanity, Innovation for the Greater Good

The USPTO recently announced this year’s winners for the Patents for Humanity program.
The USPTO recently announced this year’s winners for the Patents for Humanity program, a competition designed to recognize those using their patented technology to meet some of th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/10/patents-humanity-innovation-greater-good/

Get the Facts on Flossing: Patents, History & The Great Debate

To floss, or not to floss? That is the question.
To floss, or not to floss?  That is the question.  At least, it is now thanks to a recent report published by the Associated Press.  Early last month, the popular news organizatio… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/09/get-facts-flossing-patents-history-great-debate/

Australian Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided that human genes cannot be patented.
In a landmark ruling earlier this week, the Federal Court of Australia unanimously decided that human genes cannot be patented, specifically in regards to Myriad Genetic Inc's BRC… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/10/australian-court-rules-human-genes-cannot-be-patented/

Founding Fathers and the U.S. Patent System

In honor of Independence Day, we're taking a look back at some of the founding fathers and how they helped shape the patent system we know today.
In honor of Independence Day, we're taking a look back at some of the founding fathers and how they helped shape the patent system we know today. George Washington, the first U.S… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/07/founding-fathers-and-us-patent-system/

Congress Moves Forward with Patent Reform

The House Judiciary Committee is pushing patent reform to the forefront, recently passing the Innovation Act by a vote of 24-8.
The House Judiciary Committee is pushing patent reform to the forefront, recently passing the Innovation Act by a vote of 24-8 after an intense markup session on Thursday.  The bi… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/06/congress-moves-forward-patent-reform/

A Real Brief History of Fake Trees

This winter, more than 80% of U.S. homes have decked the halls and put up a tree in celebration of Christmas.
This winter, more than 80% of U.S. homes have decked the halls and put up a tree in celebration of Christmas.  Each year, over 17 million real trees are harvested from the more th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/12/real-brief-history-fake-trees/

Denver Public Library Hosts the Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs

The Denver Public Library will host the “Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World" exhibit through September.
The Denver Public Library is currently featuring a unique exhibit that offers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the tech industry’s most influential patents.  The display, title… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2014/06/denver-public-library-hosts-patents-and-trademarks-steve-jobs/

Patent Reform Bill Stopped Short by Senate

Last Wednesday Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the tough decision to remove a controversial patent bill from the committee's agenda after b… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-reform-bill-stopped-short-senate/

New Zealand Passes Ban on Software Patents

After five years of arduous debate, New Zealand’s Parliament has finally voted to ban software patents.  The new legisla...
After five years of arduous debate, New Zealand’s Parliament has finally voted to ban software patents. The new legislation states that a computer program is “not an invention,” … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/new-zealand-passes-ban-software-patents/

Stanley Cup Playoffs and A Short History of Hockey Patents

Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals took place Wednesday night between Boston and Chicago, finally ending after another intense ...
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals took place Wednesday night between Boston and Chicago, finally ending after another intense round of overtime. With all of the excitement over th… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/stanley-cup-playoffs-and-short-history-hockey-patents/

A Brief History of the U.S. Patent System

Before George Washington first set patent law into motion, rights and privileges regarding different processes and inventions...
Before George Washington first set patent law into motion, rights and privileges regarding different processes and inventions were granted via a limited monopoly system. It w… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/brief-history-us-patent-system/

U.S. Patent System is Officially First-to-File

Saturday, March 16th, marked an important day in patent history as the U.S. made the switch from a first-to-invent to a first...
Saturday, March 16th, marked an important day in patent history as the U.S. made the switch from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system. The new law is just one of several p… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/us-patent-system-officially-first-file/

Economic Security & Keeping America’s Best Patents Secret

Currently when a patent application is filed, it’s screened to determine whether or not the publication or disclosure of such...
Currently when a patent application is filed, it’s screened to determine whether or not the publication or disclosure of such a document would be harmful to national security. If… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/economic-security-keeping-americas-best-patents-secret/

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