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Fidget Spinners and Due Diligence

Due diligence is critical at all stages of the patent lifecycle, yet many people err in skipping this step. Recent news coverage of fidget spinners illustrates this problem to an extreme degree. While attempting to trace the toy’s origin and inventor, jou…
By David Miller Modern life is defined by patents—virtually every object with which we interact has been shaped in response to someone’s claim to one technology or another. Non… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/06/fidget-spinners-and-due-diligence/

Biotech Patents: Golden Rice Could Help Save Lives

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that more than 800 million people world-wide suffer from und...
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that more than 800 million people world-wide suffer from undernourishment, particularly children. It’s been repor… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/biotech-patents-golden-rice-could-help-save-lives/

Quirky, GE, Andy Samberg and Bill Nye in “A Night of Invention.”

Just last Saturday executives, engineers and inventors from all over gathered in Austin for the Quirky+GE “Night of Invention...
Just last Saturday executives, engineers and inventors from all over gathered in Austin for the Quirky+GE “Night of Invention,” an innovative addition to this year’s South by Sout… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/quirky-ge-andy-samberg-and-bill-nye-night-invention/

Scientists Accused of Conspiring to Steal Patented Seeds

A group of men from China were charged last week with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two large, leading U.S. s...
A group of men from China were charged last week with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two large, leading U.S. seed developers. Mo Hailong was arrested after alleged… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/scientists-accused-conspiring-steal-patented-seeds/

Marblar Lets Members Shoot for the Moon with New NASA Patents

Marblar is a product development platform that allows companies and inventors from all over the world to share their patents ...
Marblar is a product development platform that allows companies and inventors from all over the world to share their patents and give users an opportunity to create new products u… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/marblar-lets-members-shoot-moon-new-nasa-patents/

Cool Planet and Concord Energy Team Up to Improve Agriculture

Leading energy systems developer Cool Planet recently announced the launch of its newest Biochar Soil amendment, Cool Terra, ...
Leading energy systems developer Cool Planet recently announced the launch of its newest Biochar Soil amendment, Cool Terra, for commercial agricultural trials. The company’s sma… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/cool-planet-and-concord-energy-team-improve-agriculture/

MIT and SFI Study Jump in Renewable Energy Patents

A recent study from MIT and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) shows that the number of renewable-energy technologies patents has i...
A recent study from MIT and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) shows that the number of renewable-energy technologies patents has increased significantly over the last ten years. Tog… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/mit-and-sfi-study-jump-renewable-energy-patents/

Pharmaceutical Company's Global Initiative Cuts Jobs by 20%

Merck & Co., one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced that it will cut 8,500 jobs in an ef...
Merck & Co., one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently announced that it will cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to restructure the company and revive its struggling … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/pharmaceutical-companys-global-initiative-cuts-jobs-20/

Intellectual Ventures: Friend or Foe?

While some companies, like Google, are working hard to fight the reign of patent trolls, others are continuing to push for hi...
While some companies, like Google, are working hard to fight the reign of patent trolls, others are continuing to push for higher patent numbers and litigation. Intellectual Ve… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/intellectual-ventures-friend-or-foe/

FTC Announces Investigation of Patent Trolls

The Federal Trade Commission announced recently the launch of a new investigation of patent assertion entities (PAEs).  ...
The Federal Trade Commission announced recently the launch of a new investigation of patent assertion entities (PAEs). The study aims to understand these companies that buy and l… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/ftc-announces-investigation-patent-trolls/

Patent Offices World-Wide Team Up to Make Innovation Easier

Together the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent Office have launched a Japanese-English automatic translation servic...
Together the European Patent Office and the Japan Patent Office have launched a Japanese-English automatic translation service. With this Patent Translate service now available, … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-offices-world-wide-team-make-innovation-easier/

Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that isolated human genes cannot be patented.  It’s a semi-defeat for Myriad Genetics,...
The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that isolated human genes cannot be patented. It’s a semi-defeat for Myriad Genetics, a company that holds patents on two genes associated with … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/supreme-court-rules-human-genes-cannot-be-patented/

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/

GE Partners with Quirky to Inspire Innovation

GE and New York-based start-up Quirky are teaming up to make innovation and invention easy for and accessible to the public.&...
GE and New York-based start-up Quirky are teaming up to make innovation and invention easy for and accessible to the public. The online social media platform, Quirky, allows inve… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/ge-partners-quirky-inspire-innovation/

Novartis Denied Patent in India in Significant SC Case

Pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, was recently denied a patent application in India by the Supreme Court for an updated version...
Pharmaceutical giant, Novartis, was recently denied a patent application in India by the Supreme Court for an updated version of its cancer drug, Glivec. The landmark ruling was… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/novartis-denied-patent-india-significant-sc-case/

Strange Patents that Help Relieve Stress

For those times when things get to be too much at home, or when you’re feeling completely overwhelmed at the office, there ar...
For those times when things get to be too much at home, or when you’re feeling completely overwhelmed at the office, there are patents that were designed specifically to help you … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/strange-patents-help-relieve-stress/

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/

Emory University Patent to Treat Obesity and Neurological Diseases

Emory University recently announced a patent application that could serve as a new treatment for obesity.  The patent, “...
Emory University recently announced a patent application that could serve as a new treatment for obesity. The patent, “TrkB Agonists for the Treatment of Obesity and Neurological… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/emory-university-patent-treat-obesity-and-neurological-diseases/

USPTO Continues Pro Bono Program Expansion

The UPSTO recently announced the start of two new pro bono patent programs to be launched in D.C. and California in cooperati...
The UPSTO recently announced the start of two new pro bono patent programs to be launched in D.C. and California in cooperation with the Federal Circuit Bar Association and the Ca… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/uspto-continues-pro-bono-program-expansion/

USPTO Strengthens with Cooperative Patent Classification Project

In conjunction with the European Patent Office, the USPTO continues to move forward with the bilateral patent classification ...
In conjunction with the European Patent Office, the USPTO continues to move forward with the bilateral patent classification system. To be cooperatively managed by both offices, … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/uspto-strengthens-cooperative-patent-classification-project/

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