Tim Lindner

About Tim Lindner

Tim Lindner is a senior business consultant with a software company, and a regular contributor to Connected World. In addition to writing the In a Nutshell column in the magazine, he also writes a regular patent blog for the Website. He can be reached at tlindner@connectedworldmag.com

Interview with Sebastian Mejia, CEO and Co-Founder, Grability, Inc.

As a reader of Connected World it is a safe bet that you have shopped online with a retail merchant. You may have used a connected device such as a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone to access ...

By |12/19/2014|

Interview with Emer O’Daly, CEO, Love & Robots

Introduction

Every day, it seems, we read in a newspaper or see on television another new product made by companies or research institutions using the techniques of additive manufacturing, popularl […]

By |12/4/2014|

Google: A Many-Sided Patent Engine

Google Inc. was granted Patent 8,902,714 (“Smart Watch Including Flip-Up Display”) this week. When you look at the drawing of the device in the patent, it has a very high degree of similarity of the f […]

By |12/4/2014|

Making It up As They Went Along

In late September of this year, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) launched on a commercial Dragon capsule from SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture, a 3D printer to be installed on the Int’l Space Station. The printer was produced by Made In Space under contract to NASA.

By |12/1/2014|

Reducing Shipping Costs Through Connected Expertise

The start of the Christmas holiday shopping frenzy is about a month away.

By |10/23/2014|

Patent Report: A Glimpse of Disney’s Future with Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Once upon a time, a man drew an animated mouse, and the world was changed forever.

By |10/16/2014|

Helpful Things

Cyber-security is front of mind these days, and even the cover story of the current issue of Connected World.

By |10/2/2014|

Improving Weather Forecasting

Whatever your belief may be about global warming induced by human activity as the cause for the changing weather patterns we are experiencing across the planet, the changes will have ecological, economic and geopolitical impact.

By |9/16/2014|

FUD: Creating a Threatening Forecast for Cloud Computing?

If you have ever been in politics or sales, then you have heard of FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. Used proactively, it can help disrupt things like a competitor’s sales pitch or a political opponent’s trustworthiness.

By |9/11/2014|

Does a Patent Have Geopolitical Significance?

At the end of July, and to be specific, on July 28, the world commemorated the start of World War 1, a war that became a cataclysm setting off so much of the global unrest we experience today.

By |9/5/2014|

Google, Trains and Wearables, Oh My!

Earlier in my career, I worked in mid-town Manhattan (the heart of New York City). Every working day, I would commute an hour to and an hour from the city on Metro-North, one of the larger metropolitan train systems in the U.S.

By |9/2/2014|

Patent Report: Aug. 12-19, 2014

It looks like some of our favorite companies have shaken off the summer doldrums and are back to normal levels of patent grants.

By |8/21/2014|

Unicorns Are Real (They Just Look Different Now)

Unicorns are the stuff of legends, and some recent fantasy movies. From creatures that people in medieval times believed were real, to their use as psychological archetypes and advertising props in recent times, what they looked like was unchanging.

By |8/11/2014|

Patent Report: Aug. 5, 2014

This week, we appear to be in the grasp of the Summer Doldrums. I have 103 technology companies on my patent “watch list.”

By |8/6/2014|

Patent Report: July 29, 2014

I’d wager that there is no adult in the world that has not heard the aphorism, “Guilty by association,” or a similar non-English version. Used as either a behavioral warning by parents throughout time, or as a condemnation of a person or company because of their association with some form or wrongdoing or ethical misbehavior, it is decidedly a negative connotation.

By |7/30/2014|