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China Accelerates Growth in International Patents

A recent WIPO report shows that China is on track to surpass the U.S. and Japan in applications overseas.
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/2017/03/china-accelerates-growth-international-patents/

Novelty and Patentability Searching: Is There A Difference?

Patentability searches vs. Novelty searches. Is there a difference?
Novelty and Patentability Searching: Is There A Difference? You may have noticed that patent practitioners use different terms to discuss prior art searching that occurs before… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/01/novelty-and-patentability-searching-there-difference/

White House Follows-Up on Patent Reform/Obama’s Call to Action

Following up on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the White House recently announced plans to put patent reform i...
Following up on President Obama’s State of the Union Address, the White House recently announced plans to put patent reform into gear. Not only do plans include helping busine… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/white-house-follows-patent-reformobamas-call-action/

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/

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/

Study on Patent Trolls & the Economy - "Patent Wars Are Death"

Patent Trolls continue to stir up controversy, earning millions of dollars from their threatening lawsuits against innovative...
Patent Trolls continue to stir up controversy, earning millions of dollars from their threatening lawsuits against innovative companies. Professionally referred to as non-practic… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/study-patent-trolls-economy-patent-wars-are-death/

IP Assessment Tool for Individuals & Small Business

On April 15th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office launched a new tool designed to aid small businesses and individ...
On April 15th, the United States Patent and Trademark Office launched a new tool designed to aid small businesses and individuals with their IP needs. The “IP Awareness Assessmen… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/ip-assessment-tool-individuals-small-business/

Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department shared a report on “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in F...
Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department shared a report on “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” at a White House event. The report found that IP-conc… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/intellectual-property-and-us-economy/

The USPTO and NWBC Team Up for Women's History Month

Sybilla Masters is often named as the first woman inventor in America.  In 1715, her husband was awarded a patent for a ...
Sybilla Masters is often named as the first woman inventor in America. In 1715, her husband was awarded a patent for a method of making cornmeal from maize, though it clearly rec… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/uspto-and-nwbc-team-womens-history-month/

Sweet Tooth? Check Out These Chocolate-Based Patents

Yesterday, as we all know was Valentine’s Day, and whether you spent it alone, in the office, or with someone you love,...
Yesterday, as we all know was Valentine’s Day, and whether you spent it alone, in the office, or with someone you love, you probably indulged in a bit of chocolate. Truffles, Kis… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/sweet-tooth-check-out-these-chocolate-based-patents/

Television Innovation - The International Consumer Electronics Show

When it comes to the International Consumer Electronics Show, TVs are big news.  In 1998, the HDTV was premiered only br...
When it comes to the International Consumer Electronics Show, TVs are big news. In 1998, the HDTV was premiered only break into the mainstream about five years later. In 2009, t… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/television-innovation-international-consumer-electronics-show/

Former Apple Exec. Builds a New Nest

Former Apple executive Tony Fadell, has taken a slight turn from his previous iPod division days and hoisted the original the...
Former Apple executive Tony Fadell, has taken a slight turn from his previous iPod division days and hoisted the original thermostat to a new level. Created in 1953 by Henry Drey… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/former-apple-exec-builds-new-nest/

Collegiate Inventors Competition 2011

Recently, the winners of the annual Collegiate Inventors Competition were announced.  Started by the non-profit organiza...
Recently, the winners of the annual Collegiate Inventors Competition were announced. Started by the non-profit organization Invent Now in 1990, the competition recognizes, reward… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/collegiate-inventors-competition-2011/

Pet Patents - Are These for Real?

You may think you’ve seen it all when it comes to patents for people, but what about when it comes to animals?  T...
You may think you’ve seen it all when it comes to patents for people, but what about when it comes to animals? The idea for a doggie doorbell or a bird diaper may have seemed … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/pet-patents-are-these-real/

America Invents Act - Changing the Patent Process

    On Thursday, September 8th the United States Senate passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) by an 89-...
On Thursday, September 8th the United States Senate passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) by an 89-9 margin. Passed by the House of Representatives in June,… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/america-invents-act-changing-patent-process/

One Man's Patent is Another Man's Treasure...

Every once and a while it’s fun to go back through the USPTO kids pages.  A popular favorite is the calendar of p...
Every once and a while it’s fun to go back through the USPTO kids pages. A popular favorite is the calendar of patents and trademarks time machine, where we get to go back thr… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/one-mans-patent-another-mans-treasure/

Apple's iPhone 5 - Missing Prototype

We recently mentioned two of Apple's most recent, and more exciting, patents that were passed.  Though those still rema...
We recently mentioned two of Apple's most recent, and more exciting, patents that were passed. Though those still remain, Apple has recently experienced some trouble with a de… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/apples-iphone-5-missing-prototype/

Angry Birds Launched into Patent Lawsuit

  The Texas-based licensing company, Lodsys, has set out on a lawsuit spree against mobile app developers big and small...
The Texas-based licensing company, Lodsys, has set out on a lawsuit spree against mobile app developers big and small. Most recently added to their list is Rovio, popularl… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/angry-birds-launched-patent-lawsuit/

Patent Number 8,000,000 is in Sight

Patent number 8,000,000 was issued recently to Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.  The innovative visual prosthetics co...
Patent number 8,000,000 was issued recently to Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. The innovative visual prosthetics company received the historic patent for a device that uses e… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patent-number-8000000-sight/

Patents Passed on Your Birthday - A USPTO Calendar of Events

Do you ever wonder what happened in the IP world on your birthday?  The USPTO has a fun website in their Kids Pages tha...
Do you ever wonder what happened in the IP world on your birthday? The USPTO has a fun website in their Kids Pages that will let you know just that. This calendar of famous, … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/patents-passed-your-birthday-uspto-calendar-events/

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