IP vision blog banner

IPVision Blog

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 2001 Winner Raymond Kurzweil

We’ll skip ahead a few years to 2001 in our short list of notable Lemelson-MIT Prize winners, as we focus on the winner from 2001: Raymond Kurzweil.

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 1996 Winners Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer

As we focus on past Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners, we turn next to the winners of 1996, who opened the door to genetic engineering. Stanley Cohen and Herbert Boyer laid the foundations for gene therapy and the biotechnology and received the top prize of $500,000 for their innovations.

Honoring 25 Years of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners: 1995 Winner Wiliam Bolander

 

June Patent News: How Our World is Developing a “New Normal”

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.

New call-to-action

Holiday Gifts for the Patent-Obsessed

Do you know someone obsessed with patents, intellectual property, and innovation? Maybe you have a patent lawyer in your life, or maybe someone who’s invented a few things and holds their own patents. Maybe your aunt or uncle just loves to know how things work, and how we got from the caveman’s wheel to Elon Musk’s Tesla. Whatever their reasons for loving the patent process, we have the perfect holiday gifts for them!

New Call-to-action

November Patent News: Tech Is Getting Smaller and More Portable

In today’s world, it is becoming harder and harder to continue without being connected, so companies are doing what they can to make technology work in your favor, whether for business or leisure. This month’s patents show us new ways to stay safe and also give us a look at how Sony will be changing the game with their next console and headset.

New call-to-action

What Happens When a Patent Application Cites Incorrect Prior Art?

Generally, reporting patent news is interesting for the technology and business aspects. On occasion, however, we run into headscratchers—those little inconsistencies that make you go “hmmm…”

New call-to-action

Patent News October: Patents Aren’t Just Fun and Games

It’s important to remember that patents can be issued not just for life-saving medical equipment – and hopefully diagnostic methods – but also on board games, like Monopoly. And these patents can be developed by anyone, male or female. However, even if your patented game says you will earn 15% more for your endeavors if you are female, this doesn’t always translate to the real world. Sometimes the best you can hope for is a little credit on the box. For now, anyway.

New Call-to-action

August Patent News: Present Day Science Fiction -  Contact Lens AR, Solar-Powered Smartphones, and AI Inventors

 

New Call-to-action

July Patent News: Summer Refreshment with Water Balloons and Tom Terrific

With summer upon us, it’s a good time to get refreshed. Perhaps some water balloons? Make sure they’re Bunch O Balloons, who were ruled to have exclusive rights to their patent. But that should be obvious, shouldn’t it? We’ll help you decide.

schedule a consultation now