If the patent system is in peril, so is our economy
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
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
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
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
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
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
by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, ASTRA Senior Advisor and Futurist
Samsung says Apple wants a Supreme Court patent ruling 'that stifles innovation'
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
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
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.