7 Best Articles on Patents
The most useful articles on patents from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Patents Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on patents by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The Real Difference Between Google And Apple
- Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio
- Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain
- Why Do Tech Companies File So Many Weird, Alarming Patents?
- Visualizing Companies with the Most Patents Granted in 2021
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Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain
Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.
The New IP Strategy
Just a few years ago, companies guarded their patents jealously. They weaponized intellectual property and chased through the courts those who “stole” their ideas. Times have changed. Today companies have eased off the fury and started collaborating for their mutual benefit. Boston Consulting Group experts Wendi Backler, Tatu Heikkilä and Derek Kennedy dive into how and why leading patent holders are working with companies that own less intellectual property. getAbstract recommends this insightful report to technological innovators or anyone interested in contemporary business practice.
Amazon patents a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes
Echo Show version 2?
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on patents.
The Real Difference Between Google And Apple
Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.
Why Do Tech Companies File So Many Weird, Alarming Patents?
Most of these patents are basically science fiction. Companies love them anyway.
Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio
By joining the Open Invention Network, Microsoft is offering its entire patent portfolio -- with the legacy exception of its Windows and desktop application code -- to all of the open-source patent consortium's members.
Visualizing Companies with the Most Patents Granted in 2021
In 2021, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted a total of 327,798 utility patents For almost three decades, IBM has been granted more patents each year than any other U.S. company…
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