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Patents & Inventions Blog

Jun 17, 2017

These solar panels can literally pull clean drinking water out of thin air

Our atmosphere contains approximately 3,100 cubic miles of water — enough to cover the entire planet in one inch of water.

Jun 14, 2017

Provisional Patent Applications: To File or Not File

Since 1995, the United States has allowed patent applicants to file provisional applications as an alternative to filing non-provisional utility patent applications (often referred to as “regular” or “conventional” applications). Provisional | Read More...

Jun 10, 2017

Roomba creator wants to do for gardens what he did for your floors

Let's be honest: while planting your garden can be fun, weeding it usually isn't. Not unless you enjoy crouching down for long stretches, anyway. You might not have to endure the drudgery for too much longer, though. Roomba co-creator Joe Jones | Read More...

Jun 7, 2017

Amazon's New Patent Will Parachute Packages To Your Doorstep


Jun 4, 2017

Joint 3D scanning-3D printing device officially receives US patent

Separate devices for 3D scanning and 3D printing could soon be a thing of the past, according to a new report that’s surfaced at Electronics Newsweekly. An inventor by the name of Hsin-Tsung Yeh has been issued a patent for a joint 3D scanning-printing | Read More...

May 31, 2017

Facebook seeks patent for payment system

Facebook has moved the country’s patent office seeking patent for its invention relating to a transactional payment system that allows users of messaging system to send and receive electronic payments. It appears as a significant step, especially in the | Read More...

May 28, 2017

Practical Pointers for managing Patents

Adopting good house keeping practices is a prerequisite to efficient management of patents. To avoid costly mistakes while prosecuting and maintaining patents, it is necessary to have an organized, yet simple systems for file management and docketing. | Read More...

May 26, 2017

What Rights Can I Lose if I Pitch My Invention to Investors Before Filing a Patent Application?

Did you know that the individual often credited with popularizing karaoke did not reap the financial rewards of his invention to the extent possible?  It's true—Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue invented karaoke in Kobe, Japan in the early 1970s, and | Read More...

May 19, 2017

Apple's Latest Invention: A Pizza Box!