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Motorola Chases Self-Healing Phone Screens and Other Patent News of the Week

This week was packed with patent news, from Crocs shoes to Nintendo Switch. It’s always interesting to discover which patents are being upheld, which are in court for infringement, and which are driving innovation. We’ll dig into all of these in this report.

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How Secure Is a “Patent Pending” Designation?

Anyone who’s watched Shark Tank has heard the hopeful inventors and entrepreneurs claim “patent pending.” The investors nod gravely, giving the impression that they’re impressed. As someone planning to file for a patent in the future, you may believe that completed application gives you all the power in the world.

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Podcasting Patent Ruled Invalid and Other IP News

Podcasts are having a moment. With the white-hot popularity of such weekly serialized content as NPR’s Serial and S-Town, and horror-writer Aaron Mahnke’s LORE, as well as thousands of other titles available to the general public for the low, low price of free, it’s hard to believe that someone somewhere actually held a patent on podcasting.

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Know Your Enemies: The Role of Competitor Intelligence in Innovation


Spontaneous innovation is a rarity these days. Sometimes it seems like there will never be another new idea, as companies simply build upon current innovations. When spontaneous innovation does occur, it likely disrupts the current industry and systematically strips away market share from the current company in the top spot.

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Kim Kardashian in Court for Infringement Case and Other Patent News

There’s something extra interesting about patent infringement cases that involve celebrities, isn’t there? This week’s patent news kicks off with a story about Kim Kardashian and her selfie smartphone case. Let’s dig in.

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Apple: Innovators Deaf to Voice of the Customer

The latest in patent news from Apple appears to be wearable tech with either augmented or virtual realty components. For those who’ve been watching the wearable tech space—or the AR and VR spaces, for that matter—Apple’s venture into this arena isn’t news. The company acquired the technology when they bought the startup Metaio in May 2015.

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IP Infringement Cases Take Two Different Apple Companies to Court This Week

It’s another week of fascinating patent news, and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.

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Amazon: Keeping Innovation Weird Since 1994

There’s no shortage of weird patents coming from the Amazon camp. Since 1994, the ecommerce behemoth has made of point of doing everything differently. So far, it’s paid off, but they’ve sure left a string of headscratchers in their wake. Let’s take a look at some of the craziest.

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Samsung: The Cover Band of Innovation

Most people enjoy a good cover band, right? Most of the time, the band is innocuous enough—simply playing some classic hits by bands that would normally charge upward of $50 per ticket for a concert. Sometimes the cover version of a song is so good that it knocks the original off the top spot for good. In most cases, however, the cover band just keeps chugging along, content to attempt songs by just about any recording artist out there.

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Sexism Accusations Threaten New Samsung Technology and More IP News

Samsung gets accused of sexism, Amazon reasserts it domination, and Lululemon goes head to head with Under Armour in this week’s biggest patent and IP-related news.

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