intellectual property

New IP-Based Lending Model Gains Momentum

One longtime patent attorney put it this way: “If data is the new oil, IP is the new gold."

IBM Has Led In U.S. Patents for 25 Years: Five Lessons It Learned

Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced that IBM was awarded more U.S. patents than any other company for the 25th consecutive year. We asked Manny Schecter, IBM’s Chief Patent Counsel,...

Post Ruling, Gene Patents Roll on, as Does the Tech

The Supreme Court’s ruling last month to strike down gene patents is unlikely to have a widespread impact on the genetic field, as is already being made evident by new lawsuits from Myriad Genetics against...

Genes Can’t Be Patented, Supreme Court Tells Myriad

"A naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated," the Supreme Court has ruled today unanimously. The 20-page decision written by Justice Thomas added...

Educating IT Security Soldiers for a Virtual Cold War

On a new global battlefield, countries, criminals, and commercial competitors can effectively leverage technology to steal from or attack target organizations. Corporate intellectual property is at risk of breach as most everyone seeks to gain...

In Defense of Dustpan Innovation, Product Developers Protest

Outraged over ergonomic gadget maker OXO’s introduction of a $25 dustpan-and-broom design that closely resembles a two-year-old, $12 Quirky model, Quirky staffers staged a street protest in New York last week.

Abolish Patents to Spark Innovation, Fed Paper Urges

Researchers at the US Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis say that the patent system should be abolished, SmartPlanet reports. Innovation will come from a patentless, cooperative environment in which technologies and discoveries are shared.

The Ripple Effect of the Apple-Samsung Verdict

The Apple-Samsung verdict will have lasting consequences in the consumer tech field. Shelley Palmer of MediaBizBloggers.com lays out the good (patent protection), the bad (fewer consumer options), and the sad (an uncertain future for tablet...

The Goldmines and Sinkholes of Intellectual Property Investing

Most investors entrust their money to the ups and downs of the stock market. But there is a “techonomic” alternative that offers great opportunities for high risk-adjusted returns: investing in intellectual property. If you want...

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