News tagged with inventor

A study analyzes how to improve the European patent

The European Union patent system is inefficient because it is more costly than other similar systems and it creates significant barriers to innovation diffusion within the continent. That is one of the conclusions of a study ...

Sep 12, 2011
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N.Z. inventor readies 'jetski for the skies'

Whizzing around with your own personal jetpack may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin aims to have his "jetski for the skies" on the market within 18 months.

Jun 07, 2011
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Single euro patent battle hits legal buffer

A decades-long battle to allow companies to register patents just once across the single European market suffered a major setback Tuesday with a damaging EU court judgment.

Mar 08, 2011
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Survey reveals potential innovation gap in the US

Invention and innovation are essential to remaining globally competitive, and a new survey shows an untapped group of potential inventors in the U.S. The 2011 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index , announced today, ...

Jan 19, 2011
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Blind inventors revolutionize computer access

For many blind people, computers are inaccessible. It can cost upwards of $1000 to purchase "screen reader" software, but two blind computer programmers from Australia have solved this problem.

Oct 05, 2010
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