patents

7.1.19

Now That You Can Trademark Swear Words, Here Are All the Wildest NSFW Requests

A Supreme Court ruling on vulgar trademarks is making space for new, profane ventures, from "A$$RICH" to "Bitchigan."

10.9.18

Walmart Patented a Cart That Reads Your Pulse and Temperature

The system’s designed to monitor shoppers’ biometrics throughout the store.

7.14.17

This Incredibly Annoying 'Disruptive' PB&J Looks an Awful Lot Like an Uncrustable

Goes perfectly with a tall glass of juice from your $400 Juicero machine.

2.27.17

A Brief History of Butt-Kicking Machines

There have been several over the past century.

12.31.16

The 11 Stupidest Patents of 2016

The Electronic Frontier Foundation chooses the stupidest patents of the stupidest year.

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10.12.16

What Everyone Is Forgetting About the Samsung v. Apple Case

The Supreme Court case is deciding how much the iPhone's rounded corner design is worth. Even though it's almost obsolete.

10.10.16

The Whole VR Porn Industry Is Talking About These Patent Lawsuits

Always a leader in media innovation, the porn industry is now worried about the prospect of patent trolling over VR.

10.5.16

Scared of Clowns? I Dare You to Not Look at These Twisted Patents

I scoured Google Patents for the most clownish technologies on the books, because I hate myself.

8.23.16

How the TPP Could Stifle the Discovery of New Drugs

There’s been a lot of talk about how the trade deal could affect drug prices, but it could also hinder new discoveries.

6.14.16

The European Inventor Award Is Like Eurovision for Hot Patent Talent

Intellectual property has never been so hot.

5.11.16

NASA Releases Patents for Moon Dust Fuel, Bio-Gaming, and Laser Engines

We welcome any opportunity to use the phrases “acid-doped” or “vortex control.”

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