If the patent system is in peril, so is our economy

October 23, 2016

The consensus was clear: a robust patent system has been the basis for the United States’ past economic growth, and degradation of that system will inevitably hurt the U.S. position in the world economy.

The transition of China into an innovation nation

October 18, 2016

The writing is on the wall: China is the world second largest economy and the growth rate has slowed sharply. The wages are rising, so that the fabled army of Chinese cheap labor is now among the most costly in Asian emerging economies.

The Optical Society Celebrates a Century of Innovation

October 18, 2016

Today (Oct 17) in Rochester, New York, USA, The Optical Society, the leading global association in optics and photonics, proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary in its hometown.

Video of DoD Innovation Discussion at Cybersecurity Summit

October 17, 2016

You can watch our panel’s video, “Partnering with Industry for Innovation,” and it will provide an up-to-the-moment view of how US Cyber Command an

Carter, Mentor Discuss Innovation

October 16, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his mentor, former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, discussed the importance of innovation in defense during a talk at the Hoover Institution Sept 19th. Carter said innovation will ensure the American military remains the best in the world.

Intellectual Property Is Vital to a Significant Part of the U.S. Economy

October 13, 2016

Going back to the Founding Fathers and the writing of the U.S. Constitution (with the intellectual property clause), intellectual property (IP) has always featured prominently in the U.S. economy. Yet its importance is too often overlooked and undervalued. The U.S.

Sputnik Again? Bill Gates Calls for Innovation Transformation

October 13, 2016

by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, ASTRA Senior Advisor and Futurist

Samsung says Apple wants a Supreme Court patent ruling 'that stifles innovation'

October 11, 2016

The U.S. appeals court on Oct. 7,  ruled to uphold a jury decision in favor of Apple and against Samsung over Samsung’s infringement of Apple patents.

Pentagon advisory board rolls out innovation plan

October 10, 2016

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board said there is no shortage of ideas and innovation in the military, but what is lacking is the means to share and build on innovative ideas.

Bill Gates: Four ways the next US president can foster an innovation economy

October 06, 2016

As the US presidential candidates lay out competing visions for the country, I have been thinking about a topic they have not yet discussed in detail: what political leadership can do to accelerate innovation. Innovation is the reason our lives have improved over the last century.


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