A robust and innovative start-up sector is key to sustainable economic growth. For innovation to occur, however, enterprises must have both the incentive and the capacity to invest. Incentives are multi-faceted and heavily reliant on the overall investment climate. Capacity depends on the education level of employees and management, their experience in rapid adaptation of products and processes, and their access to funds for R&D and commercialization.
Clapper’s intelligence assessment details how Russian cyber actors are creating new ways to remotely hack into industrial control systems that run electrical power grids, urban mass-transit systems, air-traffic control networks, and oil and gas pipelines. According to private-sector cyber security experts, these actors have been able to successfully compromise the product supply chains of three control system vendors so customers unknowingly downloaded exploitative malware directly from the vendors’ websites along with routine software updates.
The majority of recent patent litigation has been driven by "nonpracticing entities" (NPEs) – firms that generate no products but instead amass patent portfolios just for the sake of enforcing IP rights.
The authors point out that the majority of recent patent litigation has been driven by “nonpracticing entities” (NPEs) - firms that generate no products but instead amass patent portfolios just for the sake of enforcing IP rights. Cohen, Gurun, and Kominers discuss new, large-sample evidence adding to a growing literature that suggests that NPEs -- in particular, large patent aggregators—on average act as “patent trolls,” suing cash-rich firms, seemingly irrespective of actual patent infringement.
Today’s pace of innovation and competitive intensity demand greater protection of new ideas and inventions. Yet intellectual property (IP) management is not a high business priority for many companies. Organizations that fail to recognize IP as a strategic asset put their competitive advantage and profit margins at risk.
In what could be considered a remodel of the education conference to reflect the disruptive change occurring throughout K-12 and higher education, ASU GSV’s Innovation Summit hosted a diverse mix of educators, corporate executives, public officials, education entrepreneurs, and foundation officials -- and Green, in partnership with eCampus News, was there to capture the invaluable advice and thought leadership from some of the most notable attendees.
Sponsored by Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) in the House and Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Sasse (R-NE) in the Senate, the bill would make changes to the U.S. Code to institutionalize open data best practices, such as publishing government data, by default, using open and machine readable formats and with an open license that imposes no restrictions on reuse.
NASA's annual Space Apps Challenge has kicked off in Pasadena, California, with more than a hundred volunteers set to compete in 26 categories over 48 hours, globally, with improvised teams seeking viable solutions to current and future space challenges. RT’s Nicholas Hankoff spoke to Douglas “Wheels” Wheelock, an active NASA astronaut, about the importance of such brainstorming events to the future of space science, and listened to accounts of Wheelock’s two missions at the International Space Station (ISS).
Climate change is a very large, very urgent problem. This has led to a peculiar and singularly unproductive fight within the climate community. Those who focus on the "urgent" part say that the overwhelming priority should be to deploy existing low-carbon technologies. We simply don't have time to wait for energy breakthroughs or miracles, they say. Time is up; we have to do as much as we can with the technology we have, as fast as possible.
This presidential election has the country captivated. As many commentators have pointed out, the primaries are more focused on personalities than policy. While the parties focus on who is going to represent them in the fall, I want to make the case for something that I hope every candidate will agree on in November: America’s unparalleled capacity for innovation. When the United States invests in innovation, it creates companies and jobs at home, makes Americans healthier and safer, and saves lives and fights poverty in the world’s poorest countries.