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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/

But First...Let Me Take A Selfie

In 2011, wildlife photographer, David Slater, left his camera unattended while in the jungle in Sulawesi, Indonesia. What happens next would spur a two year legal battle between Slater and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Wildlife photographer David Slater was on a trip to Sulawesi, Indonesia when a monkey stumbled across his camera, left unattended, and took a picture.  Naruto, a then six-year-old… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/09/firstlet-me-take-selfie/

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/

Canadian Supreme Court Stands Firm in “Bombshell” Decisions

Canada’s Supreme Court is attracting a lot of attention in recent months, following a couple of “bombshell” decisions related to intellectual property and other rights.
Canada’s Supreme Court is attracting a lot of attention in recent months, following a couple of “bombshell” decisions related to intellectual property and other rights. Last week… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2017/07/canadian-supreme-court-stands-firm-bombshell-decisions/

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Sales Are On Fire...Literally

More than two dozen fires involving the device's lithium-ion batteries have been reported. 
In an announcement made last Friday, Samsung Electronics Co. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urged consumers to turn off and turn in their Galaxy Note7 smar… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/09/samsung-galaxy-note7-sales-are-fireliterally/

KFC Invents with Innovative ‘Extra Crispy’ Campaign

Kentucky Fried Chicken has always been a strong competitor in the fast-food market, but its more recent focus on innovation has definitely kept it in the spotlight.
Kentucky Fried Chicken has always been a strong competitor in the fast-food market, but its more recent focus on innovation has definitely kept it in the spotlight.  Just this wee… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/08/kfc-invents-innovative-extra-crispy-campaign/

Pharma Patents & The Battle of Brand V. Generic

The U.S. has seen a significant shift from brand-name prescription drugs to generics.
With a number of big brand-name drugs slated to lose patents this year, generic manufacturers are eager to push their products to market... And consumers are just as eager to get … https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/08/pharma-patents-battle-brand-v-generic/

Oh Snap(chat)! Tech Giants Master the Art of Mobile Marketing

Mobile advertising is on the rise, anticipated by many to lead the global advertising market- perhaps even by the end of this year.
Mobile advertising is on the rise, anticipated by many to lead the global advertising market- perhaps even by the end of this year.  Social media, in particular, has become an inc… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/07/oh-snapchat-tech-giants-master-art-mobile-marketing/

Patents & Technology Behind Popular Pokémon Go Game

Nintendo's Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm.
Nintendo's Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm with more than 20 million downloads since its release last week.  People in over 26 countries are now playing the location-based… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2016/07/patents-technology-behind-popular-pokemon-go-game/

A Brief Look at Sustainability: The UN 1945-Present

Like innovation, sustainability is a buzzword we hear frequently in the media, a concept that continues to evolve over the decades to meet a variety of definitions.
Like innovation, sustainability is a buzzword we hear frequently in the media, a concept that continues to evolve over the decades to meet a variety of definitions.  Despite diffe… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/11/brief-look-sustainability-un-1945-present/

WTO Extends Waiver on Patents for LDCs

The World Trade Organization recently decided to extend a waiver on patents for pharmaceutical products for Least-Developed Country members (LDC).
The WTO Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreed to an extension of the pharmaceutical IP waiver for LDCs on Friday, allowing members to av… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/11/wto-extends-waiver-patents-ldcs/

Innovative Young Scientists Challenge to Change the World

Thousands of young scientists participated in this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
Thousands of young scientists participated in this year’s Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, centered on finding innovative solutions for everyday problems througho… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/10/innovative-young-scientists-challenge-change-world/

Holy Hoax! Facebook Privacy Rumors Go Viral

Facebook users can breathe easy- the latest rumors circulating about the social media site's privacy settings are a hoax.
Facebook users can breathe easy- the latest rumors circulating about the social media site's privacy settings are a hoax.  Postings regarding alleged changes to the company's priv… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/09/holy-hoax-facebook-privacy-rumors-go-viral/

Changing the World One Drop at A Time

Currently in possession of more than 6,800 patents, Ecolab has most recently worked its way onto Fortune magazine's Change the World list.
The USDA has teamed up with the EPA to tackle the issue of water conservation while better supporting water quality trading markets.   Over the last week, the two org… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/09/changing-world-one-drop-time/

The "Future is Clean" with Solar Impulse Plane

These solar plane pilots are helping to keep Earth's future bright with their #futureisclean campaign.
The Solar Impulse team is shedding light on renewable energy with its new solar-powered airplane.  With a wingspan of 72 meters, and covered in 17,000 photovoltaic cells, this uniq… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/07/future-clean-solar-impulse-plane/

The Technology & Innovation Behind One World Trade Center

The observation deck of the One World Trade Center is set to open to the public this week, and visitors are in for quite the experience.
The observation deck of the One World Trade Center is set to open to the public this week, and visitors are in for quite the experience.  The 104 story structure sits in the cente… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/05/technology-innovation-behind-one-world-trade-center/

5 Ways Technology Could Help Save the World

It's a delicate subject, but some say technology may be the planet's last hope.
The National Academy of Science announced on Tuesday that a technological intervention may be required to help cool the impact of global warming. It's a problem that's been around… https://www.globalpatentsolutions.com/blog/2015/02/5-ways-technology-could-help-save-world/

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