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    Apple Logo to House Chargers, Sensors

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    The iconic Apple logo on the back of your iPhone may no longer be just a brand power. It may be capable of a lot more! As a further step in its persistent quest to make devices more sleek, durable and rich in attractive features, Apple unveiled a new patent application that suggests embedding a plethora of sensors, monitors, readers […]

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    How to Make the Solar Impulse Better?

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    In March this year, Swiss-based engineer Andre Borschberg and psychiatrist-aeronaut Bertrand Piccard kickstarted their aircraft at the Abu Dhabi airstrip. As the engine vroomed to life, the duo sat back to begin their first journey across the globe in an aircraft without a drop of conventional fuel. All it had was a powerhouse of solar cells. Yes. I am talking […]

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    Apple Tech to Make Mobiles for Hearing Impaired

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    Immersive audio visual content is rapidly climbing the popularity ladder. From movies to games, sights and sounds are supplemented by other senses for a more immersive experience. The D-BOX motion system provides haptic feedback in theatre seats, while the KOR-FX vest processes and converts desirable audio portions from a game or movie into haptic effects that can translate into the […]

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    Apple to Unveil Unbreakable Smartphones

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    You read that right. Apple is inventing a technology that will make your smartphone smarter with a cat’s reflex. This means that you can soon bid adieu to protective cases and hopelessly broken display screens. Giving the new class of glasses such as Corning Gorilla and other ion-strengthened variants a run for their money, Apple’s patent US20130257582 describes a technology […]

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    Will Digital India Spur Patent Wars?

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    The Indian government has envisioned a radical departure of taking India from a service-based economy to a product-based economy, with specific focus on connectivity. The Make in India initiative has resulted in garnering huge investments from home-grown companies such as Micromax, Lava, Intex, iBall, Xolo etc. It has also attracted several Chinese manufactures such as Xiaomi to establish production houses […]

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Patents Power up Yoga – Part II

India may be considered the home of yoga practice. But did you know that India owns just 1% of the world’s patents in yoga accessories, while USA owns the highest of 30%? Our blogger showcases such interesting information on yoga in this blog. In my previous blog, I discussed how yoga has become a billion dollar industry from the time […]

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Surround Sound for Mobile Phones Too!

Listening to music when bored, tired, excited, calm has become a commodity in the life of many.  However, because most people can afford the luxury of marveling surround sound systems sitting at home, top-end earphones have become the go-to devices in today’s standard. There are three main types of earphones that are available in the market today: in-the-ear, on-the-ear, and […]

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Patents Power Up Yoga – Part I

The International Yoga Day has set the stage for a new era of fitness, creating a buzz in the world of patents too. There are at least 1,000 patents filed across the world for accessories that aid yoga practices. Some of these patents have powered up intelligent yoga mats and accessories, while some others are likely to see the light […]

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Akamai Stands Bright in the Limelight

June 2, 2014 could have been like any other day but for the fact that the Supreme Court’s judgement on Limelight Networks, Inc. vs. Akamai Technologies, Inc. case was due. The day was a culmination of all events that preceded this event. It all started as a PhD project for a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Tom Leighton and […]

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From Smart Phones to Smart Homes

Stepping into a cool and comfortable home with a cup of freshly brewed coffee waiting to be served after a hectic day at work is nothing less than luxury in today’s fast paced world. And for this to happen, you don’t need to be Richie Rich or have a butler, but a smartphone and a smart home. Welcome to the […]


Taming 3D Printing Inventions

In the previous blog, our blogger discussed how 3D Printing is set to revolutionize healthcare. However, there are several concerns of ethical patenting plaguing this sector. This blog delves into this issue to understand how the US Government is trying to protect authentic inventions. The market for 3D printing is expected to grow to over $8.4 billion by 2025. Today 3D printers, which are […]

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Relax & Energize with Digital Drug

Better sleep, reduced hangovers, motivated workouts, increased productivity, active start on a Monday morning – while all these are still persistent items in our ‘to-achieve’ list, Isy Goldwasser set off on a solution finding mode. Result? She created the world’s first digital drug to alter a person’s mood! Goldwasser’s Silicon Valley start up, Thync, has introduced a smartphone-controlled headset, also […]

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Qimonda Supercharges Samsung’s OLED Biz

In a lightning fast turnaround from portfolio acquisition to licensing, WiLAN announced it has licensed Qimonda’s patent portfolio to Samsung barely a week after WiLAN acquired it from Qimonda.  The patent portfolio of Qimonda comprised of more than 7,000 patents and applications related to various semiconductor technologies including DRAM, FLASH memory, semiconductor processes, semiconductor manufacturing, lithography, packaging, semiconductor circuitry and […]

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PC Designers Accept Bitcoin Challenge

In my previous blog on whether cryptocurrency can usher in a Utopia, I elucidated about a complete e-currency system that was bereft of a centralized authority and how a system determines the adding of coins to the e-coffer through ‘mining’ strategies. But how does one decide how many coins to produce and when to stop? Well, Bitcoin’s mysterious creator has […]

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A Printer that Walks on Paper

Most gadgets have gone mobile, giving us the flexibility to telecommute or work on the go. However, there is one device that missed the flight – the Printer! It is no wonder that while we can work from any part of the world that offers Internet connectivity, we most often than not struggle to find a printer. This was a […]