Ford tops industry for U.S. patents granted in 2016; employees set new record for annual number of inventions

December 12, 2016

Ford employees are driving innovation throughout the business at record pace, netting approximately 1,500 U.S. patents so far this year - the most of any automaker and a 25 percent increase versus 2015.

Six Decades of Sustained DoD Support Underlies DARPA Innovation

December 12, 2016

For those who think the Defense Department is too big to innovate, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is a reminder that DoD has nurtured an agency that has sparked revolutions in a range of

Innovation Needs Broadband

December 08, 2016

A thriving private broadband industry is necessary to spur advanced technologies such as 5G and the Internet of Things. The private expansion of broadband is good not only for innovation but for business and jobs in general.

US Defense Secretary Carter: Innovation Drive Essential to DoD's Future

December 08, 2016

To ensure that our military continues leading change technologically, we are pushing the envelope on research and development.  The last budget we proposed called for $72 billion in research and development in the next year alone - more than double what Apple, Intel, and Google spent last year on

Increasing Number of Women Patent Holders Can Spur U.S. Innovation, Grow the Economy

December 05, 2016

Most inventors come up with their inventions as a means to solving a problem they face or affected by in their every day lives.  Given that majority of inventors are men, they design their inventions with men in mind, ensuring that many women’s issues are not being accurately represented.

The Scientist Top 10 Innovations 2016

December 04, 2016

This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology. This year’s Top 10 Innovations winners do include bold, new platforms that look primed to rev up discovery in basic biology, drug development, and clinical labs.

7 tech innovations of 2016

December 01, 2016

There was lots of talk about virtual reality in 2016, but most of it was looking forward to trends that might come true in a few years. The real action, however, was in another form of reality, the augmented kind.

Technical Innovation and Creativity Is The Key To Improving The US Jobs Market

November 29, 2016

The solution to a failing US jobs market is technical innovation and creativity that would create more specializations in the country.

China Marks Innovation Excellence With Most Number of Patent Applications Filed; US, Japan Follow

November 29, 2016

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) released its annual report in which it revealed the number of applications filed by the Chinese for obtaining patent rights on their masterpieces. The regulatory body declared the figures as unexpected and extraordinary.

How Technological Innovation Shapes America's 435 Congressional Districts

November 29, 2016

Contrary to perceptions, America’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy is not concentrated around hubs like Silicon Valley; it is widely diffused—and every state and congressional district has a stake in its success.


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