Category Innovation

Everthing on innovation & their relationship with patents

Flash Of Genius

The movie Flash Of Genius (2008), the story of Robert Kearns, who owned a chain of auto-part stores and invented the intermittent windshield wiper and made his life story of suing Detroit carmakers over patent infringement, did not make it to European…

Invent, invent, invent

“Invent, Invent, Invent” is today’s op-ed column of Thomas L. Friedman in the New York Times. Can’t be more true. Monday Note gives an interesting overview of the inventions made during recession times: 1975, in the middle of a recession,…

IP Shift Happens

The “Did You Know” video clip created by Karl Fisch, and modified by Scott McLeod, on globalization and the information age, got massive attention in blogs and on YouTube. The reason, I guess , is that old-school thinking must make…

Do Patents Perform Like Property?

An interesting new read on the question whether patents stimulate innovation or rather hamper it: Boston University School of Law published a study by James E. Bessen and Michael J. Meurer. Do patents provide critical incentives to encourage investment in…