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Semiconductor

Bits of Quantum Computing

Reading Time: 4 minutes In 1971, Intel introduced the first 4-bit microprocessor which composed of 2,300 transistors which solved the problem of computers being available commercially. The 1980s bought exponential advancement in microprocessors which made computers available for the public and led to the start of many powerful companies such as Apple, Microsoft, etc. Now, we have computers in the garb of smartphones and […]

PenTile Technology – The Cornerstone of OLED Technology

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/tablet-smartphone-laptop-hard-drive-626093/) *** […]

LCDs to OLEDs – Evolution of Display Technology

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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 https://pxhere.com/en/photo/597333 *** […]

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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/32301315311/) *** […]

Electronics

CIMON: World’s first AI robot in Space

Reading Time: 4 minutes When a character from science fiction comes to life, it shows how human beings have come so far as a civilization. Prof. Simon Wright, a flying human brain, is a character from the 1940s pulp magazine Captain Future which formed the basis of the free flying AI… Featured image is for representative purpose only and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/dlr_de/28300532237 *** […]

Future of Mobile Phone Cases

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mobile phone covers are no more the fancy dressing they used to be. These are now ubiquitous objects that are subject to thorough R&D to improve their features such as safety and durability, especially if they can protect the phone during a fall. From safety… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/mobile-phone-case-accessories-2562341/ *** […]

Exploring proxemics for Human-Drone Interaction

Reading Time: 4 minutes The development of drone-based technology and solutions has witnessed an increase over the past few years. The impact of drone technology can be seen in areas such as defense, disaster control, entertainment, product delivery, agriculture, photography, weather forecasting and many more. According to the World Intellectual Property Office… (Featured image is for representative purpose only and has been sourced from https://www.maxpixel.net/People-Drone-Nature-Willy-Mountains-Hand-Desktop-3415931) […]

Is the digital assistant automating your Life?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Voice-enacted innovation started with IBM’s Audrey in the 1950s. It was sufficiently developed for the times, tailored for the U.S. Bureau of Defense in the 1970s, and developed its vocabulary in the 1980s. While it was lesser known then, today we know advanced cousins of it… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from (https://www.pexels.com/photo/round-grey-speaker-on-brown-board-1072851/) *** […]

Telecom

5G: Charioteer for Connected Cars

Reading Time: 3 minutes The connected car has turned into a definitive IoT driver through vehicle-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-framework (V2X) correspondences. Connected cars interface with various vehicles gaining ground toward exchanging data, preparing drivers for potential crashes and bottlenecks. Connected car utilize gigantic proportions of data. It is said that in… Featured image is for representative purpose only and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/140988606@N08/45370042854  *** […]

Status update: Facebook @ Moon

Reading Time: 4 minutes 4G-LTE network is all set to take a giant leap for mankind as the Moon will get its first-ever high-speed communication network next year. The project is no mean feat, what with majors in the telecom, automobile, and space research industries joining hands for this mammoth… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/network-astronomy-planet-space-3152677/) *** […]

Fingerprint to Face ID, the Smartphone Bezel is melting Away

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 https://pixabay.com/en/smartphone-mobile-phone-touch-695164/ ) *** […]

The I-Q battle of 4G LTE

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 https://pixabay.com/en/computer-smartphone-online-digital-1231889/) *** […]

Pharma & Life Sciences

Growing confidence in Template-free CRISPR-induced gene editing

Reading Time: 4 minutes Genes possess the natural mechanism to repair a broken DNA sequence. However, this repair was conventionally believed to be unpredictable, erroneous and random. Traditionally, gene editing techniques were aimed at replacing a segment of the genetic sequence with a template sequence to achieve the desired genetic modification… (Featured image is for representative purpose only and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/sculpture-chakra-figure-art-metal-2655931/) *** […]

Vaccines to Treat Opiate Addiction

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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 https://www.flickr.com/photos/yanivba/505065706) *** […]

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

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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: http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/Garden-Poppy-Raw-Pods-Papaver-Capsules-Opium-87112) *** […]

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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: https://www.pexels.com/photo/dark-purple-black-medicine-119931/) *** […]

Software

Blockchain is the Locker to your Medical Record Safety

Reading Time: 3 minutes When it comes to medical records, right from a baby to an adult, and even our pets, we end up reserving a big fat file with past prescriptions and diagnosis. For those who consistently visit a specific multispecialty hospital, there is an even more detailed history available within the hospital’s internal cloud. But what if a patient ends up visiting […]

Heuristic Attack on Ransomware to Protect Your Business

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are running or heading a business, then these are questions you would have asked yourself often: Is my data protection fast enough to win the business race?Is the business driving with the control needed to win the data protection race?Can I dodge ransomware obstacles at the speed of business growth Ransomware in 2017 2017 has probably gained popularity […]

Blockchain: A tunnel to WEB 3.0

Reading Time: 2 minutes The World Wide Web also called the WWW and the Web 1.0, was launched back in August 1991. It was a collection of static web-pages with a heap of data and information but had no user-interactive content. Technology evolution introduced Web 2.0 in in 1999 developed… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/159526894@N02/27621705877 *** […]

Disney and Universal Studios goes the AR/VR Way

Reading Time: 5 minutes If there is one place that can make science seem like fantasy even to the most logical mind, that’s a theme park. Technologies power theme park attractions and make the experience appear seamless, and these are further powered by a large number of patents. From Disney to… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from http://www.167aw.ang.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001597625/) *** […]

Patent Wars

Redefining Eligibility for Business Method Patents in the US

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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: https://www.pexels.com/photo/light-light-bulb-bulb-heat-40889/) *** […]

The Great Indian Reluctance to Patent

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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?

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 […]

Biotechnology

A marriage of the human brain & computer

Reading Time: 3 minutes For over a thousand years, human brains have remained the same – same as that of a cave person. But the world around us has completely changed. In recent times, we have begun changing our brain with technology. I don’t mean it to metamorphose, but… Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/158301585@N08/43267970922 *** […]

Artificial Intelligence in Diagnosing Diseases

Reading Time: 7 minutes It was only a fortnight ago when artificial intelligence (AI) proved to diagnose skin cancer with more accuracy than a human doctor. This is just the tip of a massive iceberg, where AI is gearing up to become a strong tool in diagnosis, aiding better healthcare. From breath… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/brother-uk/31501281374) *** […]

Let Your Brain Drive You Around

Reading Time: 3 minutes Even before touchscreens became a household necessity, we used to operate our computers and phones using keypads. Input methods for computing devices changed from primitive keypads to sophisticated touchscreens. Companies are now working towards hacking the human mind and using the brain signal to perform different operations. The… (Featured image is for representational purpose and has been sourced from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EEG_recording.jpg) *** […]

Cloning: Breakthrough technology in Genetic Engineering

Reading Time: 5 minutes From frogs to sheep and probably even ourselves, humans can clone just about anything. The prospect of cloning humans is highly controversial, and it raises a number of ethical, legal, and social challenges that need to be considered. But, the question is can cloning increase the… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/twin-redheads-serious-dolls-2747717/) *** […]

IP in Action

Mathematics can reduce crowd deaths

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stampedes and claustrophobia in crowded places leading to injuries and deaths has become quite the norm over the years. Be it a musical concert or a religious gathering, a sports event or a shopping fest, or even a local train, overly crowded places are quite popular for the disasters that come packaged with it. In a fervent bid to prevent […]

Most Iconic Patent Judgments of 2018

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2018 witnessed some of the most impactful IP moments that changed the patent landscape of the United States of America. In this blog post, I discuss the most iconic IP judgments which will shape the future of our perspective of patent litigation. On February 8, 2018… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://pixabay.com/en/hammer-horizontal-court-justice-802301/)   *** […]

Housing Industry set to Turn Turtle

Reading Time: 4 minutes Imagine shifting to some place not just with your luggage, but your entire house. Well, actually, it would rather mean shifting your house in whole rather than just moving from one house to another. Doesn’t that sound quixotic? A UK-based company has developed a technology… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been sourced from https://www.flickr.com/photos/kecko/35151034473) *** […]

Semiconductor Process/Device Structure Inventions – to patent or to keep it a trade secret?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Semiconductor patents, especially those related to process or device structure technology, are not easy to enforce or monetize. Does this mean companies will be better of terming such inventions as trade secrets? Patents, by nature, are in the public domain, though they can be legally enforced… (Featured image is intended for representational purpose alone and has been created by iRunway) *** […]