IoT Readies for Shakeup

The world M2M/IoT (Internet of Things) is not without its drama. And when it’s a tight-knit community like the world of connected devices news travels fast.

Structured Prediction, Anti-Virtualization and Shumpeter’s “Creative Destruction” at Work

In my January 2 blog I wrote about the language used in patents, and more specifically, the unusual words that pop up in the titles of patents.

Losing Control to Cybersecurity Threats

For many consumers our biggest concern was that Big Brother may be watching. Now we have to be more concerned that Big Brother is really a Big Bad guy lurking in the deep dark Web...

Wireless Energy Transmission and Robots Past and Present

One of the companies being granted a patent with the start of the New Year is WiTricity Corp., about which I wrote in three of my blogs in 2014.

The Language of Patents: Explorers Welcomed

As 2014 came to a close and the New Year was ringing in, I found myself thinking about patent grants that could help me discover technologies that might come to market in the next few years.

Cybersecurity Spending Positive for IoT

It’s interesting to note that one way to find out where people, companies, organizations, and governments place their priorities is to look at how these various entities spend their money.

Target to Blame for Cyber Breach

It seems every day I talk about cybercrime and companies tell me that it’s not a focus for them. All I can do is tell them about Target.

Patient-Monitoring Changes Our Lifestyles

In the world of connected devices the patent-monitoring business continues to get stronger. This is only reinforced by the surge in remote-patient monitoring.

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 […]

3D and the Holidays

It’s always exciting to hear about technology breakthroughs. But when I hear about a story that helps a child, I just can’t talk or write enough about it.