PenTile Technology – The Cornerstone of OLED Technology

OLED has become a major display technology trend and it continues to gain traction in high-end display products. The active use of OLEDs kickstarted around 2008 when Nokia released the world’s first OLED phone – the N85. OLED was soon adopted by other players.The following year, Samsung applied the OLED screen in its i7110. AMOLED screens were also featured in […]

LCDs to OLEDs – Evolution of Display Technology

Display technology has been an ever-intriguing space, evolving dramatically since the days of the first television sets. Liquid crystals were first observed in the 19th century; however, it was only in the 1960s that the foundation of modern-day liquid crystal displays (LCDs) was laid by James… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

Forget Messy Dining – Food Could Soon Levitate Itself Straight Into Your Mouth

Forks, spoons, knives and those fancy cutleries were once invented for a convenient and hygienic dining experience. Over time they evolved into exquisite pieces adorning dining tables, exhibiting sophistication, luxury and class. But what if dining can be made more convenient and fun? What if you… (Featured image source is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

Honey! I Shrunk the FinFET to Plug Power Leakage

The latest buzz in the semiconductor world of consumers is the use of FinFET transistors in their laptops, smartphones and PDAs. With these devices shrinking in size and customers demanding for better power management, electronics majors have entered into a rat race to improve traditional planar transistors such as MOSFETs. This is in an effort to… (Featured image source: *** […]


Untangling Wireless Charging

Wireless Charging Era Wireless charging brings in flexibility and more possibilities for digital displays in this digital signage world. More and more products are designed to run on rechargeable batteries to keep pace with the fast-moving and evolving trends. Wireless charging is likely to become a standard part of smart devices and the environment around us. The standards for wireless […]

Hungry? 3D print your meal

We have discussed 3D printing and its application in our previous blogs Taming 3D Printing Inventions, Organ Failure? Print a New One and 3D Printed Skin can help Robots Feel. But what’s your take on 3D printing food? 3D printing… (Featured image is only for representational purpose and has been sourced from This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. *** […]

iPhone X & its OLED – Going Behind the Screen

Apple’s iPhone X is a first in many aspects of iPhones. But it’s the introduction of an OLED display that brings it into a stronger competitive sphere with Samsung’s AMOLED displays. iRunway’s comprehensive teardown of the iPhone X, with a focus on its OLED display, tells you why the iPhone X is a ruler. In another first, iPhone X has […]


Fingerprint to Face ID, the Smartphone Bezel is melting away

Screen lock security has become an integral requirement for smartphones. It is no wonder that smartphone concept designers are focusing their R&D efforts in creating futuristic features that can be hidden under a smartphone’s display. The conventional smartphone has a 3D Touch which simulates … (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from ) *** […]

The I-Q battle of 4G LTE

The 4G-LTE market is competitive like never before with the technology evolving towards a connected future where reliable communication systems with very high data speeds and practically zero latency are the need of the hour. Chipmakers are consistently pushing their limits to create devices that can achieve these gigabit speeds… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

Race for Ace Continues in 4G LTE Patentscape

From LTE to LTE-Advanced Pro, the telecom industry has focused on enhancing user experience with high data speeds and reduced latency. LTE-Advanced Pro includes features such as Enhanced Carrier Aggregation, Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), Full Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO), and aggregation of small and macro cells through… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

Gigabit ReaLTE and the Changing  4G/LTE Patentscape

Ever since the 3GPP alliance was formed, it has accelerated the growth of the telecommunications industry, albeit more regulated. The LTE platform has evolved tremendously over the last few years, bringing forth a time where LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro standards are in near deployment stages across many countries. While LTE-Advanced supports large-scale adoption of 4G networks, its… (Featured image source: *** […]

Pharma & Life Sciences

Vaccines to Treat Opiate Addiction

In the second part of this series on Opioids, our blogger analyzes popular medication to treat withdrawal symptoms from opiates, and associated patented medication. Opioids have been used for centuries as a drug for treating pain. However, despite their benefits, many… (Please note, the featured image for this blog post is only for representational purposes and has been sourced from *** […]

From Addiction to Wonder Drug, Will Opioids Win this Battle?

Pain treatment is a subject that has garnered ample attention from the medical fraternity since the days of recorded medical history. From the times of Sushruta till the era of IoT, treating pain in its various formats has kept researchers’ interest alive. Opium in its natural and synthetic forms has been used in the past to… (Featured image source: *** […]

Is it a must-win for Biogen over Forward Pharma?

Biogen has had a news-breaking start to the year, first with Michael Vounatsos taking over as the CEO of the company; and second, with Vounatsos announcing a payout of $1.25 billion to Forward Pharma to settle a patent licensing agreement. Vounatos has been quoted in the media as saying this will help strengthen Biogen’s intellectual property… (Featured image source: *** […]

Protein Sequence Analysis: An Essential Tool for Innovation

“Knowledge of sequences could contribute much to our understanding of living matter.”- Frederick Sanger, Nobel Laureate & biotechnologist. Patenting protein sequences has been a subject of much contention. It often carries the burden of being governed by the doctrine of equivalents, despite the fact that there is an increasing number of modified proteins being created… (Featured image source: *** […]


Cluster Analysis uncovers pattern in your Data

In the first of this two-part series on Cluster Analysis, our blogger discussed how Cluster Analysis can help tackle issues of cyber-attacks and malware better and more… In this article, we will analyze the patent filing trend and identify the segments where cluster analysis is applicable … With data mining becoming more and more important in many research area, cluster […]

Cluster Analysis will bolster Cyber Security in Big Data

In the first of this two-part series, our blogger shares interesting insights in Cluster Analysis, and advancements that are powering this technology to handle Big Data with ease. Understand all about the technology’s growth, how Cluster Analysis can help tackle issues of cyber-attacks and malware better and more. Machine learning is being touted to become bigger than what social media […]

Fuchsia gives Android the Cut Direct

The ever increasing demand for better processing speed led to the advent of Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) during the 1980s. While General-Purpose Operating Systems (GPOS) provide superior functionality to manage processing of huge amount of data, RTOS provides more responsiveness, determinism, portability, scalability and processing support. RTOS… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

Magic Touch of Haptics in the Virtual World

In the last few years, AR and VR technologies have seen a tremendous rise and are further expected to grow exponentially. AR and VR today find wide applications in retail, entertainment, education, medical and automobile industries to name a few. A virtual fitting room will help you… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

Patent Wars

Redefining Eligibility for Business Method Patents in the US

For those familiar with the patenting of business methods, they know the key role that the case of State Street & Trust Co. v. Signature Financial Group played in deeming certain business methods patent ineligible. This litigation was heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) where State Street & Trust… (Featured image source: *** […]

The Great Indian Reluctance to Patent

The patent system has historically been portrayed by its proponents as neutral and devoid of any moral or ethical values. However, over the years, the arguably neutral patent system has increasingly moral and ethical issues. The idea behind introducing monopoly rights through the patent system was to encourage the inventor to disclose his invention to the public without fear of […]

Universities Tighten IP Leash Around Corporates

Innovation by universities is moving strong and bright under the limelight. This is now empowering universities to exercise their rights to protect their inventions from infringers, and what better way to do so than assert their patent rights. Even since the Bayh-Dole Act came into existence in 1980, universities in the US are on a freedom march, ensuring infringers of […]

Will Digital India Spur Patent Wars?

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 […]


Eat Water Bubbles to Quench your Thirst

You might have slurped water. You might have gulped it. And you definitely will have sipped it. But have you ever eaten it? In an effort to bid adieu to the use of plastic bottles and glasses used for water and other juices, Skipping Rocks Lab, a sustainable packaging startup, introduced Ooho — a bubble-like sphere of edible water that is […]

Biobots – Revolutionizing Robotics

Robots are no more just wires and metal. Living cells are making their way into creating biohybrid robots. A research team from Georgia Institute of Technology led by Steve Potter has been experimenting with a combination of neuron cells from a rodent and a robotic body to create a Hybrot. The Hybrot’s brain contained a network of rodent neuron cells […]

Forget the Cloud, Store Photos & Videos in Bacteria

CRISPR – Global Patent Landscape DowDuPont leads the CRISPR global patent landscape, while Broad Institute owns critical eukaryotic patents, finds an iRunway Research. Click here to read the report. Exploring new horizons of CRISPR application, researchers at Harvard Medical School successfully stored a short video in the DNA of bacteria and later retrieved it successfully. It is the first time a […]

US, China Active Incubators for CRISPR Technologies

CRISPR, the gene editing technique that became popular world over in 2012, is drawing the attention of researchers. This technique of genetic engineering offers revolutionary prospects encouraging researchers to improvise, develop and tame these breakthrough molecular scissors. Amid the high stake patent battle between University of… (Featured image is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

IP in Action

You don’t always ‘Google It’

The word “google” is no more a brand name. It’s become quite popular as a synonym for search or look for information. Maggi, Xerox, and Aspirin have struggled with the problem of genericide. Will Google walk the same talk or will it battle it out? It was …(Featured image source is for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from  *** […]

Carbon ‘dating’ with Smog-made Diamonds

Diamond forever and smog – never. Who would have imagined that thoughts so extremely opposite could be blended into one fantastic, futuristic invention that can keep everyone in awe. Over the last couple of years, social media has been flooded with the video of China’s machine that… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from *** […]

7 Best Inventions of 2017

As the world took another 365 days journey to come out better and smarter, here’s a look at some of the top inventions that soared high and made it to the list of best inventions of… (The featured image  is a collage created from images that were sourced in clockwise from top left order from,,,,, ) *** […]

Trade Marks Rules, 2017: A friendly initiative by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

In March 2017, The Ministry of Commerce and Industry in India brought into force the much awaited Trade Marks Rules, 2017 overhauling the 2002 rules. While the primary purpose of the modification was to simplify the trademark registration process, it has introduced drastic changes in the trademark filing and… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from *** […]