When will ‘scam’ invention marketing firm’s victims start getting refunds?

The Northern California resident took his invention idea — mud flaps with LED directional lights embedded in them — to the Miami Beach-based World Patent Marketing, just a few months before the compan…
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HIGH PROFILE: Necessity inspires invention for Mark Doderer, co-chairman of Children’s Hospital Miracle Ball

When Mark Doderer’s daughter asked him to help her gain independence, he was skeptical. Then he got creative. Katie Doderer, now a junior at Washington University in St. Louis, has congenital central …
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Moving from Idea to Patent: When Do You Have an Invention?

When you are moving from idea to invention to patent, regardless of how or why you find yourself stuck in the idea phase, the first order of business to get the ball rolling. You need momentum. By now …
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A decade after the invention of the smartphone, we’re about to find out how we use our time

Back then we didn’t have iPhones, iPads, Tinder, Snapchat, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or machines that could play us streamed music, check our heart rates and guide us to our destinations as …
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IIT Hyderabad’s invention helps detect milk impurities through your phone

HYDERABAD: The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad are developing a smartphone-based sensor to detect adulteration in milk. They have developed a detector which changes c…
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