Innovation

How much do patents matter to innovation?

July 06, 2018

Patents--rights that governments grant to inventors for new inventions--pervade the modern world. The US alone grants about 300,000 of them annually, mostly for components of, or methods relating to, larger end products.

13th Annual AJC Project Interchange Delegation of U.S. University Presidents Exploring Bilateral Collaboration in Israel

July 05, 2018

With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting bilateral academic research and exchange opportunities, the presidents of U.S. universities and colleges are visiting Israel this week with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange.

Newt Gingrich: GOP Innovation Agenda will bring incredible benefits to America

June 24, 2018

The Trump administration’s massive deregulation effort and the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the Republican-controlled Congress have done wonders for the U.S. economy. There are now more open jobs than there are unemployed people in America.

With some adjustments, America's patent system can reclaim its gold standard status

June 21, 2018

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recognized a milestone of human ingenuity this week that perhaps even the Founding Fathers’ never anticipated: granting the 10 millionth patent.

The DOJ Must Exalt Intellectual Property Rights

June 21, 2018

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim’s recent policy statements and enforcement actions have re-asserted the historical value of intellectual property rights.

In tech, patents are trophies -- and these companies are dominating

June 20, 2018

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'

June 20, 2018

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?

June 13, 2018

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?

June 11, 2018

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

June 04, 2018

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.

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