As we’ve established in previous blogposts, AI ideas are patentable! Protect your idea from copycats and increase your idea’s value by leveraging patents. Follow our easy to-read, 5-step guide to learn how to patent your AI innovation.Read More
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As a startup, it’s inevitable that you’ll eventually look to gain more funding to continue working on all of your cool AI projects, or even grow your customer base. When you’ve maxed out all of your crowdsourcing funds, where do you turn? You’ll likely end up seeking funding from a venture capital firm (VC).Read More
Could the next patent wars be fought over AI (artificial intelligence)? Undoubtably, patent lawsuits have been heating up in the self-driving car space. Google’s self-driving unit, Waymo, sued Uber over the latter’s “Otto” self-driving truck. The lawsuit included trade secret theft allegations—of course, it didn’t hurt that Google has a large number of patents in this area.Read More
By now, you’ve probably heard that artificial intelligence (AI) is growing rapidly—perhaps you are even considering developing an AI-based idea. Or, maybe you know a bit about AI, but aren’t completely aware of its potential. Well—we have great news for you! We put together this informational guide about AI, just for you. Join us as we provide an overview of AI, and in later posts, dive deeper into the patent process for AI ideas.Read More
Audio-video technology continues to explode and in turn, virtual reality and augmented reality technology are two of the hottest commodities in the technology field. While most people are familiar with the concept of virtual reality, many don’t understand augmented reality, the difference between the two, or how the small players are impacting the industry and increasing the importance of patents moving forward.Read More
Remember the old saw, "People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole"? This idea was revolutionary when Prof. Theodore Levitt of Harvard Business School first expressed it. Marketing had previously been consumed with features, features, features!Read More
Most inventors are unaware of the rules surrounding patents, and are easily susceptible to committing a patent faux-pas—if you’re looking to catch the eyes of venture capitalists, you can’t afford even one faux-pas.Read More
I’m often asked this question: is it better to file for a patent quickly or publish your idea quickly?Read More
Sausages are messy and no one wants to know what goes into them (seriously, you don't want to know). And you might think that as legal documents, patents are totally formal documents which are always done correctly, where we know exactly what goes into them.Read More
Not paying for a patent may seem like a no-brainer for a young startup, especially if you’re bootstrapping. But the long term pain caused by not filing for a patent can far outweigh the short term costs.Read More
You may be thinking: you can share all the tips you have about startup development, patenting, growth, hiring and pretty much anything that has to do with building a business, but if I don’t have the funding, I’m not going to be able to do any of that!Read More
We all like to eat good food. For some of us, like award-winning master chef Joël Robuchon (holder of 31 Michelin stars) or Gordon Ramsay (holder of 6 Michelin stars and famous terror TV cooking shows), cooking good food is truly an art.
But--can food also be protected by a patent?Read More
Ad tech seems to have hit a metaphorical wall: funding wise, VC firms are turning away from ad tech startups; users are increasingly frustrated with click-bait type ads cluttering their beloved social media pages; and with automation, companies are finding themselves to be the “Official [insert product]” of offensive hate groups.Read More
As more and more traditional “brick and mortar” fashion companies suffer from lost profits, lack of brand engagement, and what has been deemed an “overall retail bloodbath,” well-known brands such as Kate Spade are re-analyzing their traditional business models, and looking to partner with tech disruptors to combine fashion with function.
Being an inventor is no picnic as you may know, though we still need inventions to keep entrepreneurship going around the world. Yet, with so many inventions out there (and only a few succeeding), it might feel like a losing battle. Then add in how many people collide creatively on inventions, proving original ideas arguably aren't all that original anymore.Read More
If you realize patents for entrepreneurs are an important part of helping the U.S. and world economy, then you also know software development is a strong factor in this. The tech industry continues to become the most competitive industry out there, and software is certainly on the list.Read More