In tech, patents are trophies -- and these companies are dominating
No company has been more prolific with patents than IBM. It received 9,043 patents in 2017, marking its 25th consecutive year of dominating the patent rankings -- a fact IBM is not bashful about sharing.
USPTO: 10 millionth patent represents 'continuum of human accomplishment'
The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) yesterday issued its ten millionth patent, for a laser detection system.
Humans Are Bad at Innovation. Can AI Change That?
One activity humans should be exceptionally good at is innovation. Being able to conceive of new ways to shape the material world to our advantage is what differentiates us from animals.
Should the US pick winners in its hi-tech battle with China?
The next wave of technological innovation is shaping up differently. China’s rulers have identified the industries they want to dominate this century, from robotics to biotechnology and artificial intelligence, or AI.
The Real China Threat Is That Its People Are Talented
Many believe that China’s government prevents the untrammeled expression of ideas and thereby stifles innovation. As a result, the theory goes that China has to obtain technology from others because it cannot develop creative ideas on its own.
Four Steps To Reignite Innovation And Secure The Future Of Work In America
The greatest threat to the American workforce is not automation. It is not the digital revolution. It is the stagnation of innovation. If the U.S. continues on its current trajectory it will be surpassed by China and Russia before the next generation.
Calm Down, Folks: Enemies Still Fear US Military Tech Innovation
Panting warnings that the United States is falling dangerously behind our opponents in the race for military innovation are commonplace.
Predicting the 10 Millionth U.S. Patent
Innovation has been the lifeblood of America since the country’s founding fathers established a patent office in 1790. In recent years, the pace of innovation has certainly increased, especially for engineers who design chips and systems.
The Real Reasons Failure Is Important To Innovation
We are told often it’s because we learn the most from our mistakes. If we aren’t failing, we aren’t pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Artificial intelligence could beckon new innovation wave
Artificial intelligence is an emerging field that provides new benefits and capabilities, according to Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard president of operations and technology, “I don’t think there’s a company, an industry, a country which isn’t interested in advancing artificial intelligence right now,”