March, 2013

Teen Whizzes Power Tech Innovations

The sensation is running high with Yahoo! doling out nothing short of $30 million to fatten the piggy bank of a teen British-Australian tech inventor to purchase his invention. Nick D’ Aloisio has hit the front page of nearly every leading newspaper in the world for selling his app “Summly” to the multinational internet corporation. Besides wearing the hat of […]

It’s All in the Game

From cars vrooming to Mario jumping, swimming and flying, the gaming industry has evolved from simple joysticks to 3-D entertainment. Little would have even Thomas T. Goldsmith, Jr. and Estle Ray Mann – the first to file a United States patent application for an invention on “cathode ray tube amusement device” way back in 1947 – dreamt that the gaming industry would enter […]

On the Other Side of the Castle Wall

Leading patent strategist Robert Cantrell, author of “Outpacing the Competition: Patent-Based Business Strategy” and “Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War”, has joined iRunway as Vice President of Sales. A year ago today, I wrote a blog post titled “Is a Patent Really Defensive?”  The central argument was that patents, like the real stone and mortar castles of old, […]

‘3D Viewing’ – The Evolution and the Path Ahead

Stereoscopy, often interchangeably used and associated with 3D viewing, is a technique used to enable a three-dimensional effect, adding an illusion of depth to a flat image and facilitating 3-D viewing. Human vision (including the perception of depth) is a complex process that begins right from the point when light emanating or reflecting from any object enters the human eye.  Following […]

Nokia Loses Two Cases Against HTC, Poised for Victory With Third

Finnish corporation Nokia lost its two-headed dragon to HTC earlier this week, even after a Mannheim Regional Court nearly indicated in February that Nokia could win a German patent injunction against the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant. Nokia had pressed patent infringement charges against HTC on the latter’s use of Google Play and android services. A Mannheim district court earlier this […]

Apple Forays into Wearable Technology with Planned iWatch

When pocket watches were first invented in the 17th century, little could the makers have imagined that this time keeping mechanism would evolve into a timeless piece of beauty and utility! With Apple heavily investing in developing its most unique and hyped product – which could possibly be named the “iWatch” – time tracking is only going to get smarter. (Read: Smartphones, Watch […]

Microsoft Set to Make Touchscreens Cleaner

Are you one of those clean freaks who ensures your touchscreen is spic and span? And yet are your fears allayed of possible infection-causing germs thriving on your phone screen? Well, Microsoft has come up with a novel idea to ensure your touchscreen is free of grime and germs. The Washington headquartered multinational has applied for a patent that uses […]