Innovation Act makes patents harder to enforce, easier to infringe

A wide and diverse group of stakeholders from throughout the U.S. economy – including the university, individual inventor, biotech, pharmaceutical, venture capital, medical device, and startup communities – have repeatedly articulated specific concerns with H.R. 9 and offered changes to address those concerns while still targeting abusive behavior in patent litigation. These efforts have not led to the significant changes necessary to keep H.R. 9 from harming the U.S. economy.

Here’s which states are most innovative in America

What makes a state a champion of innovation? Is it the size of its tech workforce, the speed of its broadband connectivity, its willingness to protect and foster new business models? What is the essential mix of state-level policies and practices that make a state a leader in developing new businesses and fostering a more competitive U.S. economy?

U.S. universities and electronics companies spar over 'patent troll' bill

New sparks are flying in a timeworn debate over how to crack down on bogus patent lawsuits. Efforts to deter so-called patent trolls—firms that base their business on amassing patents and then suing other firms for infringement—have often put universities at odds with the technology industry. This week, a group of electronics companies sent a letter to more than 120 universities asking them to rethink their opposition to recently proposed legislation aimed at disarming patent trolls—a move that may polarize the issue further.

Three-Day Innovation Event Series To Honor The Nation's Most Creative Minds On May 11-13

The National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will induct 14 trailblazers who have changed the world through their prolific inventions. This year's expanded three-day celebration, emceed by Mo Rocca, Emmy winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent and Host of CBS The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, will shine a spotlight on the men and women who are responsible for the evolution of innovation and technology.

Eric Cantor Wants The GOP To Fund Science Research. He Doesn't Think They Have To Offset It

"The president has consistently said, and the Democrats' position remains, that if there is going to be an increase in defense spending there must be a commensurate increase in domestic spending," Cantor said in an interview with The Huffington Post. "My position would be, let's go ahead and commit to long-term creation of value, let's go in and put all the incremental dollars on the domestic side into scientific and medical research."

McMaster outlines innovation, potential risks

When it comes to the challenge of finding ways to innovate the Army to win in a complex world, Army leaders must be in tune with the risks and fallacies that could lead to undermining their own efforts. Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, deputy commander, futures/director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, Training and Doctrine Command, addressed attendees of the 2015 AUSA Global Force Symposium on “Army Innovation Under Force 2025 and Beyond” March 31.

Want Innovation? Create a Culture of Yes

Reward is the "what if things go right" scenario that we too often ignore. It brings balance to our decision-making. No matter if it's thick or paper thin, there is a silver lining, a hidden reward, in every situation we face. By embracing optimism, we bring to life a forgotten story that has been hidden from us for too long: the best case scenario. Here are a few reasons why finding your silver lining can help you bring more to the boardroom.

Pentagon kick-starts program to maintain superiority of US technology

When it comes to the Pentagon’s technology-buying strategy, the Defense Department wants to focus more on research and development that will spur innovation. Its updated acquisition plan will also streamline how those purchases are made. The DoD ordered the implementation of the latest update to its acquisitions program, called ‘Better Buying Power 3.0’, on Thursday afternoon.

US military worries about losing hi-tech edge

The US military is in danger of losing its technological advantage unless it invests in research and finds ways to build innovative weapons much faster, top officials said Thursday. The Pentagon unveiled an initiative to streamline its bureaucracy and tap into technological breakthroughs in the private sector amid growing anxiety that American forces' longtime hi-tech edge is slipping away.

Has the U.S. lost technological supremacy?

Technology in general and digital technology specifically has impacted every aspect of our daily lives. Our dependency on it will only grow as we move toward 2020. Let's face it: Our nation's economic well-being and national security are substantially dependent upon digital technology. That's what makes the following figures so troubling.

Imitation or innovation: can China be a real force in tech?

Do you own a Chinese-made gadget? You almost certainly do; virtually all smartphones and tablets – and much more besides – are manufactured in China. But can you name a Chinese electronics brand? The biggest global brands are largely from just three countries; Japan (Sony, Panasonic, Canon), South Korea (Samsung and LG) and the USA (Apple and Microsoft), all of whom use China to get their products made.

US gains in mobile patents as IBM passes Samsung

The U.S. widened its lead in mobile patents last year and IBM took the top spot in new patents granted in that space, according to a report this week that analyzed data from both the U.S. and Europe. The mobile boom is a big part of U.S. innovation right now. Fully 26 percent of all patents issued by the USPTO last year were for mobile technologies, while only about one in 10 patents issued in Europe fell into that category, the report said.

Government And The Fast Pace Of Innovation

We live in a society of instant gratification: Just about anything can be delivered; any job “task-rabbited”; and many things can even be instantly live-streamed. How does this square with the typically slower pace of government? Government cannot be as nimble as the commercial sectors by design, and this can often be for good reason.

Stop China’s plan to weaken American innovation

China’s government is orchestrating a comprehensive effort to eradicate American competitors from its markets for information and communications technology (ICT) products and services. The intent is to hobble US companies competing in China, cultivate and promote China’s own domestic champions, and ultimately replace the US as the world’s ICT leader.

April is Math Awareness Month

Do you love math but are unsure about what types of jobs exist outside of academia for math majors? Fortunately, this is a great time to be a math major, because as math drives innovation it also drives careers. Here are profiles of 17 people who turned their aptitude for and love of math into rewarding and diverse careers in business, industry, and government.


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