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Before You Crowdfund an Invention, Consider Patent Protection

Crowdfunding has become a successful way for an inventor to raise the money needed to create, manufacture and distribute a new product. You just need to look at the successful crowdfunding campaigns of the Pebble Watch or the Coolest Cooler to see what …
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Fishy invention: Anchorage grad gets patent for solution to fish waste problem

As an Alaskan with a predilection for fishing and the outdoors, Alexandra West knew what problem she wanted to solve while a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and it had to do with fish. Near her childhood home on the Kenai Peninsula, West had …
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iPhone 7 on Release Date Will Have Shatter-Proof Display as Described in New Apple Patent

“Apple’s invention can not only estimate where a device will make impact, but actively shift the unit’s center of gravity so that sensitive components like glass screens and cameras are not damaged,” Apple Insider said on its report. The best thing about …
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Formlabs, 3D Systems settle their 3D printing patent battle

3D printing’s rise as an affordable craft did not happen randomly. It coincided with the expiration of the patents issued at the time of its invention in the 1980s. But 3D printing companies never stopped applying for patents, and the ones that remain in …
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