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Great Ideas Are Worthless Without Strong Execution

Rana Florida | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Most people think a Great Idea -- a breakthrough discovery, a killer app -- will make them wealthy beyond their dreams. But successful entrepreneurs know that Great Ideas are a dime a dozen. True success lies in the execution.

World's Most Innovative Companies

Christopher King | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Christopher King

Asia declares a new primacy on the list, particularly with Japanese firms and, perhaps most notable of all, the first China-based company to make the annual ranking. Concurrently, some traditional powers, including the United States and France, have ceded representation among the Top 100.

Are Drones Becoming Family-Friendly?

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Whether depicting drones as unintimidating in 'Shutterbug Time,' or drones in theme parks; Disney wants drones to be family-friendly. How the public will respond to drones around their children remains to be seen.

Top 3 Mistakes Newbie Entrepreneurs Make and Their Solutions

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

In the current entrepreneurship boom we are experiencing nowadays, it is quite common that novice business owners -- as well as those with more experience -- make very frequent mistakes due to a lack of legal counseling and experience.

FTC to Begin Patent Troll Study

Edward J. Black | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Edward J. Black

It's time for the FTC to begin using its authority to subpoena troll companies and gather more data on exactly how this parasitic industry is draining the economy.

The Republicans' Minimum Wage Class Warfare

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The rise of the U.S. was very much tied to innovation and creation. This conservative propensity of arguing for antiquated occupations to save menial jobs instead of embracing the sort of change that made the U.S. the world power it is today is dangerous.

The Most Inspiring Thing to Happen in Business in Years

Derek Handley | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Derek Handley

The motivation is simple -- the Tesla mission is to accelerate the shift of humanity's reliance on fossil fuels towards sustainable, renewably powered transportation.

Elon Musk Is Even Smarter Than We Thought

Courtney Michaluk | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Courtney Michaluk

It's an Elon Musk world, and we're just living in it. Before we bow down to a seemingly fearless and altruistic pioneer of electric vehicles and libertarianism, it's important to point out the ongoing contradictions with Musk and markets.

Tesla's Patent Release Isn't Crazy or Altruistic

Andrew Cherwenka | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Andrew Cherwenka

Tesla Motors is freeing up its 200 patents to electric car competitors, throwing automotive analysts into a frenzy. But CEO Elon Musk is just following the profitable open source road paved by Salesforce, Facebook and Apple.

One Of The Highest Profile Tech Battles Is Ending

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple and Google's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to dismiss high profile U.S. patent litigation against each other over...

Senate's Turn to Act on Patent Reform This Week

Edward J. Black | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Edward J. Black

The House has already acted; the White House has said enough is enough. It's time for the Senate to do their part to reform the patent system so that it rewards innovation -- not trolls trying to manipulate the system.

The G20 Nations: Tracking the Globalization of Science and Innovation

Christopher King | Posted 06.14.2014 | Science
Christopher King

With the global landscape shifting and new national and regional powerhouses emerging, countries long established as eminent in science have begun to cede their shares of worldwide research output as well as their dominance in producing the most influential results.

3 Myths Americans Still Believe About Innovation

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

From the perspective of technology breakthroughs -- and the industries and good jobs that often result from them -- the 20th century can fairly be called the American Century. But the outlook for the 21st century is far less clear.

In Search of a Cure for America's Drug Shortages

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Preetam Kaushik

Buried under fancy-sounding terms like Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and Special 301 is the real irony that availability of cheap drugs is not just a concern for the poor in an India or a China, but also for the poor back home in the US.

Every American Parent Should Teach Their Children about Patents: Here's Why

Richie Etwaru | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Richie Etwaru

I did not learn about patents until about the age of 25, and I was insanely lucky to find co-founders who explained to me why it was important that our start-up business filed a patent. How many Americans learn this by 25, and how do Americans become more intellectual property aware even younger?

Senate Needs to Stop Patent Trolls

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.05.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

More and more American businesses have found themselves tied up in senseless litigation or threatened with extortive threats as patent trolls exploit flaws in the patent litigation system. Because of this, businesses have been forced to spend valuable time and money on pointless lawsuits.

10 Things I Bet You Didn't Know About Innovation

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Richie Etwaru

While conducting interviews and research on an article calling for less talk on innovation and more doing, I stumbled on the list below of somewhat un...

Google, Samsung Lay Down Their Arms

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which are frequently involved in patent infringement lawsuits but not against each other, annou...

Everyone Loves Innovation But Many Forget What It Takes

Don Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Don Rosenberg

Unfortunately, many of us have forgotten what it takes to incentivize the hard work, investment and creativity that bring new inventions into the world.

Senate Must Maintain Momentum for Legislation to Stop Patent Trolls

Michael Beckerman | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Michael Beckerman

This bill brings much needed transparency to the patent litigation system, ensuring that trolls are clear about who they are and what activity is violating their specific patent.

Consumer Costs of Patent Trolls

Steve Pociask | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Steve Pociask

The business of patent trolls prospers because even the most frivolous of suits are usually cheaper to settle than the high costs of a lengthy court battle.

New Proposal to Slay Patent Trolls Would Be a Boon to the Digital Economy

Zachary Graves | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Zachary Graves

Following a slew of other bills introduced this year to address America's broken patent system, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte released a second draft of a proposal to extend and amend the America Invents Act of 2011.

Dr. Singh Goes to Washington: Why US-India Relations Still Matter

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

The potential for what the United States and India can achieve together remains significant, even in light of the obstacles afflicting bilateral ties at the moment. The two countries are witnessing a convergence of interests in an increasing number of critical and diverse arenas.

Patently Unfair: Samsung Deserves Same Treatment as Apple from Obama Administration

Edward J. Black | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Showing the world that the U.S. does not play favorites and reining in the International Trade Commission's nearly automatic issuing of exclusion orders for any violation are both good for U.S. industry and international trade.

Should Companies Patent Life?

Judy Frankel | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Judy Frankel

Before we march off into this dark future where the source of our food comes from companies that would like to control all seed and food supplies, remember to find a congressman who would vote against the TPP.