A blog about patents and inventions
Oct 28, 2019, 7:46 AM
The right-to-repair movement is supporting legislation in 20 states and counting demanding that big manufacturers make their devices accessible to owners and repair technicians. DIY'ers want access to the parts, tools, and service information of the devices and appliances they own.
Oct 18, 2019, 1:01 PM
"Patenting and Licensing 101" tomorrow at BarCamp Philly. Sign up early and bring all your questions. #bcphilly
Sep 25, 2019, 9:17 AM
A home composting system for smart people. Also, GO GRETA!
Sep 11, 2019, 12:50 PM
Your Car as Entertainment Accessory. Only in America.
Jul 19, 2019, 1:20 PM
It all might have started with patent number US2304669A, "Isolation of cannabidiol."
Jul 12, 2019, 10:53 AM
The Prescription Drug Price Relief Act would see to it that Americans don’t pay more for prescription drugs than the median price in five major countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan. If pharmaceutical manufacturers refuse to lower drug prices below that level, the federal government would approve cheaper generic versions of those drugs, regardless of any patents or market exclusivities in place.
Jul 3, 2019, 1:41 PM
Slater Mill National Historic Landmark is recognized internationally as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. But in Britain, Samuel Slater is known as Slater the Traitor. A story of industrial espionage begins like this: “On an early September day in 1789, Samuel Slater, 21 years old, boarded a ship in London to begin a voyage to New York. His family didn’t know he was doing this. He presented himself as a simple laborer, a farm hand. He was lying.”
Jun 6, 2019, 1:11 PM
We got to judge a high-school business incubator competition last week. Our winner aims to solve the plastic problem.
May 15, 2019, 5:46 PM
To help inventors make informed decisions, the USPTO has instituted a free pilot program called Pro Se Assistance. The progam is designed to “provide assistance in helping applicants navigate www.uspto.gov and the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP) to locate publically available educational resources.”
May 8, 2019, 4:02 PM
That's cool, but we'd like to see more women and minority inventors represented. So would the patent office.