As we eagerly wait for our world to return to normal, we begin to understand that the “normal” we face will not be the same as we knew it before. For as long as we can foresee, we will still need to keep distance from others (Enter: Apple’s new app for distance group photos.) And we are becoming more aware of racial inequalities that exist throughout our country. (Enter: Apple and other companies halting facial recognition program sales). See what other companies are doing to move our world along.
As our previous several articles have highlighted, there is no shortage of innovation taking place during this pandemic. Scientists the world over scramble for answers to very specific and unique pain points, which leads to solutions that might, at least for the moment, infringe upon intellectual property currently patented.
The coronavirus outbreak is the only thing on all of our minds these days. It has changed the scene of industry in so many ways: companies that thought they were car manufacturers are now building ventilators, makers of alcoholic beverages now making sanitizer, and even retired homemakers are contributing to the cause by sewing masks for hospital workers. Among all these changes, what new patents have arrived on the scene to help?