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.”

Reality Check When Driving Distracted

The Kardashians might make millions, but do they have a clue that distracted driving kills?

It Takes a Cyber Village

It’s seems like all we talk about these days is defending our digital network, otherwise known as our cyber systems, (i.e., the Internet, information systems, computer systems).

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.

PTC Saves Axeda

If you have been following the M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) space at all, then the recent acquisition of Axeda, www.axeda.com by PTC, www.ptc.com certainly is no big revelation. Candidly, I am surprised that Axeda was able to survive this long without being gobbled up sooner

Patent Report: July 22, 2014

Not having checked on Amazon Technologies, Inc., in some time, let’s focus today’s report on it.

Patent Report: July 15, 2014

It has been a while since I checked Accenture Global Services Ltd. patent activity. To be honest, I was intrigued by the mention of them in the current cover story of Fortune, where the author, Allan Sloan, described them as a “never here” company for U.S. taxpaying purposes.

Crowdfunding Hits Big Dollars

There has been a lot of discussion around crowdfunding. Even the mainstream media is talking about it a lot these days after some guy decided to ask for $10 just for kicks and ended up getting more than $50,000 to make potato salad.

The Evolution of Smart Coca Cola Vending Machine

Great brands are built upon the foundation of good products that sustain their value over the long term.

Patent Report: July 8, 2014

Recently, I added Spansion Inc. to my patent “watch list” because of some interesting news about the company. It also received four patent grants today.