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Innovators might be stifled if fees for patents rise too high

Patents are instrumental to our current innovation system. They encourage inventors to share their ideas, rather than keeping them secreted away, by offering the inventor exclusive rights to exploit their idea for a limited ...

Brands, patents can protect firms from bankruptcy

If a firm faces troubled times during a stable market, strong advertising can carry it through. But when the market is turbulent, a firm's Research and Development is more likely to help save it from bankruptcy. A new study ...

Apple risks hefty fee in Germany patent trial

Apple is caught up in a new patent battle in Germany, risking a 1.5-billion-euro fine at a trial over the iPhone's emergency phone-dialling feature, the regional court of Mannheim said on Wednesday.

Secrets of pineapple nutrition revealed

(Phys.org) —A researcher from The University of Queensland, has conducted the world's first pineapple microarray to gain a better understanding of tropical fruit development at the molecular level.

Kodak to receive $525M from patent sale (Update)

Eastman Kodak is selling its digital imaging patents for about $525 million, money the struggling photo pioneer says will help it emerge from bankruptcy protection in the first half of next year.

Report: Kodak gets patent bid from Apple, Google

Apple and Google, bitter rivals in smartphone technology, have joined up to make a combined bid for a bundle of patents offered by photography pioneer Kodak, according to a published report.

In novel move, NYC campus gets US patent officer

(AP)—A patent officer will be stationed at a New York City technology graduate-school campus in a first-of-its-kind effort to help students and others capitalize on their ideas.

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