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    $1B damages. Must. Start. Patenting. Everything.

    Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, tweeted this after $1B verdict against Samsung – “$1B damages. Must. Start. Patenting. Everything.” This tweet symbolizes what patent system means now.   In the high-tech business patents have become the most important asset for any company. Google-Motorola deal was primarily patent deal. After Google lost the...

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    DEMAND – GUIDE TO INVENTORS & DESIGNERS

    DEMAND Will anybody buy a product based on the invention? Market information is needed for: The innovator: to prevent spending time and money on an invention that has no commercial value Potential partners: in order to encourage partners to co-operate in developing the invention, it is necessary first to demonstrate to the...

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    A truly life saving invention from Apple – Method and system for prolonging emergency calls (US8270935)

    Imagine yourself driving to work and spotting a severely injured person on the way. Sensing the criticality, you immediately call emergency service and rush towards the injured person. Holding the phone in between your ear and shoulder, you reach out to help with both hands, while you explain the situation to the...

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    ORIGINALITY – GUIDE TO INVENTORS & DESIGNERS

    ORIGINALITY An invention or innovation must include some element or combination that is completely original or novel.  Many innovations fail because they are not original or cannot demonstrate a significant step change from a similar known product.  They can also fail because the innovator id not bother to find out about competitive...