Patents are about to get more enforceable

Sep 12, 2023
You've probably infringed several patents today.
Patented items are everywhere, and the current system "depends on most people in most situations ignoring patents and ignoring patent infringement," says Janet Freilich, law professor at Fordham University.
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Why "lost Einsteins" are hurting our economy

Dec 5, 2017
Unrealized talent can have a serious economic impact.
“Lost Einsteins” are a group of people, including minorities and women, who could have become successful innovators but didn't have the right opportunities to come through the innovation pipeline, says Raj Chetty, a Stanford economist. Above, a Seoul, South Korea, exhibit of physicist Albert Einstein.
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Inventor Margaret Knight had her ideas stolen, but she didn’t give up

Jan 2, 2017
Author Sam Maggs on the prolific inventor who invented the flat bottom paper bag
Margaret Knight "Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers who Changed History." 
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Meet the man who invented the pool noodle

Jul 7, 2014
The hardest part of creating the pool noodle? Explaining what to do with it.

Oscar Micheaux: First to put black films on the silver screen

Feb 28, 2014
Micheaux incorporated African Americans from casting to funding to production
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