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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/

2017 in Review: Part One

2018 is just days away, and as we count down to the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to look back at all that's happened this past year.
2018 is just days away, and as we count down to the end of the year, we thought it would be fun to look back at all that's happened this past year.     In January, CES celeb… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/2017-review-part-one/

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/

Allergan Patent Controversy Continues

Seeking protection from the patent challenges brought by generic drug makers, Allergan Plc made an unusual, and controversial, deal back in September.
Seeking protection from the patent challenges brought by generic drug makers, Allergan Plc made an unusual, and controversial, deal back in September that has continued to make wa… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/12/allergan-patent-controversy-continues/

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/

Apple Vs. Samsung: Round Two Slated for 2018

Apple first accused Samsung of "copying the aesthetics of the iPhone" back in 2011, now both will head back to district court in May for a new trial to determine the cost of damages.  
Late last month, word spread of a potential rematch between Apple and Samsung following a long-winded patent battle related to the iPhone maker’s slide-to-unlock technology.  Howe… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/11/apple-vs-samsunground-two-slated-2018/

Patents in Asia Are on the Rise

UBS Research predicts that by 2020, all of Asia is likely to surpass the U.S and European Union in R&D spending
Last year, in its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report, WIPO ranked China number one in patent applications for 2015 with a record-breaking 1,101,864 invention pat… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/11/patents-asia-are-rise/

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/

Clean Meat, Plant Patents & The Future of Food

Animal agriculture has been proven to be a costly, unsustainable and environmentally degrading practice, among other things, which has spawned a new wave of companies looking to invest in clean, cultured and even plant-based alternatives. 
In 2013, Dr. Mark Post, a biologist from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, revealed the first lab-grown hamburger at an event in London.  Using muscle stem cells taken fro… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/clean-meat-plant-patents-future-food/

Automotive Industry Drives Forward with Patents

People are noting the surge in the number of patent applications filed by automotive companies.
As autonomous vehicles become less a sci-fi fantasy and more a part of our everyday life, car makers are pushing patents to protect their unique designs. From car-to-car communica… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/10/automotive-industry-drives-forward-patents/

Allergan Strikes Unconventional Deal to Protect Patents

Allergan, Plc has struck a deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe that will protect its patents.
Allergan, Plc has struck a deal with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe that will protect its patents on the popular eye medication, Restasis.  “The Tribe, a recognized sovereign tribal… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/09/allergan-strikes-unconventional-deal-protect-patents/

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/

World's Most Innovative Cities 2016-17

Here's a quick look at some of the highest ranked.
Global innovation agency and research firm, 2thinknow, recently released its list of the world's most innovative cities.  Here's a quick look at some of the highest ranked. Londo… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/worlds-most-innovative-cities-2016-17/

Retail Patents on Land, in Air and By Sea

As Wal-Mart continues to work on its e-commerce, offering new promotions like free 2-day shipping and more, Amazon seems more focused on building up its real estate.
Wal-Mart is looking to the skies for its next big development.  According to a recent patent, the world’s largest retailer is toying with the idea of creating a floating warehouse… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/08/retail-patents-land-air-and-sea/

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/

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/

UC Berkeley Appeals PTAB Ruling on CRISPR

The University of California has filed an appeal over the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique.
The University of California has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. over the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique.  When U… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/uc-berkeley-appeals-ptab-ruling-crispr/

Controversy Brews Over EPO-Issued Plant & Animal Patents

Just last month, members of the European Patent Office met to discuss how to better strengthen restrictions when it comes to patents covering the breeding of plants and animals. 
German brewers and agriculturalists are up in arms after the European Patent Office granted big brewing companies Carlsberg and Heineken two new patents related to barley.  The tw… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/controversy-brews-over-epo-issued-plant-animal-patents/

Forbes Ranks World's Most Innovative Companies 2016

Here's a quick look at a few of the top contenders on the Forbes Most Innovative Companies 2016 list.
Innovation is everywhere these days.  Regardless of size, age or industry, companies of all kinds are shifting their focus to innovation both in how they operate and the products … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/forbes-ranks-worlds-most-innovative-companies-2016/

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