The invention of the week

This invention (US2014224183) provides a pet operated ball rebounding toy that is adapted to rebound a rolled ball back to the approximate origin of the rolled ball upon contact.

(Source: orbit.com)

29 August 2014 ·

University patenting: a comparison of 300 leading universities worldwide

Abstract

Despite a worldwide increase in university patenting, empirical studies have largely focused on analyzing university patenting in individual countries and regions. We provide analyses from an international perspective, examining patents at the top 300 universities worldwide. By providing a patent ranking system and an analysis of the determinants of university patenting, we enable an international comparison not only between different countries but also between universities within countries. A ranking of the top-patenting universities shows a huge predominance of US universities: 18 of the top 25 universities are located in the US, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology being ranked first. Our results show that the propensity to apply for patents is very high among US and Asian universities, while European universities lag behind. In addition to the home country, further determinants of university patenting are the quantity of the universities’ publications and a technological focus in areas such as chemistry and mechanical engineering. However, the size of a university and the quality of its publications are not found to be significant determinants.

The Journal of Technology Transfer" - July 2014

(Source: link.springer.com)

28 August 2014 ·

Innovation & design
Innovation & design news

Innovation & design

Innovation & design news

25 August 2014 ·

The invention of the week

A pre-fabricated hangar assembly for sheltering enclosure of an aircraft at a selected ground area (US patent n. 3818652)

22 August 2014 ·

hyperallergic:

8-bit watercolors of famous paintings … funny one-liners.

(via moma)

22 August 2014 ·

newyorker:

The daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

newyorker:

The daily cartoon by Benjamin Schwartz.

(Source: feeds.newyorker.com)

22 August 2014 ·

Some artworks created by Pietro Pedeferri

(Source: valtellinarte.it)

21 August 2014 ·

“Tru di artisć” - Alta Badia (Summer 2014)

20 August 2014 ·

USPTO RCE Backlog Coming Down

USPTO RCE Backlog Coming Down

(Source: patentlyo.com)

19 August 2014 ·

The main point of the talk is that to innovate, we need three things: a new idea, made real, that creates value for people.  It is the third part that enables the idea to spread. 

(Source: timkastelle.org)

26 May 2014 ·

Innovation & design

Innovation & design

15 May 2014 ·

The Journey to Innovation

(Source: youtube.com)

7 May 2014 ·

USPTO's Three Exemplar Goals in Its "Five Year" Plan With China

7 May 2014 ·

Innovation & design

Innovation & design

6 May 2014 ·

Stop bad #patents

(Source: patentlyo.com)

29 April 2014 ·

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