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Security: Does Piracy Spur Innovation?

By Dick Weisinger

‘Piracy Shock’. That’s the aftereffect that businesses go through following the loss of intellectual property (IP). Devastated by their loss, the reaction is to increase security and core business investment. Piracy actually acts as a boost to innovation, according to

Patents and AI: Competition Grows as Businesses Stake Ground in AI Research

By Dick Weisinger

Artificial Intelligence is impacting every industry, and the number of AI-related patents is rapidly increasing accordingly. A report focusing on the growth of the number of patents awarded by the US Patent Office found that the number of AI-related patents

Technology: Can Data from Patent Registrations Predict the Rate of Future Innovation?

By Dick Weisinger

For more than a decade a group of researchers at MIT have tried to develop a method to predict the possibility of up-coming innovations and how long it may take before the capability can be realized. They began with an

Fair Use of APIs: A Victory for Software Developers

By Dick Weisinger

Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled on a case brought by Oracle against Google on the use of APIs of the Java language. Code used by Google followed the standard signatures of common Java API methods. The case questioned

Open Source Trademarks: Companies Push Back Against Google

By Dick Weisinger

The Open Usage Commons (OUC) is a new project established by Google for managing trademarks and their usage for Open Source projects. But not all projects think this approach is a good idea. OUC promises that my letting them manage