US pharmaceutical lobbyists have made certain that the hotly-debated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement contains extremely strict patent drug regulations that will stifle innovation and suppress free trade, experts told Sputn...
UK-based Tracksure, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wheelsure Holdings, and US-based L.B. Foster Company have concluded an exclusive distribution agreement, which will see L.B. Foster sell the innovative Tracksure fastener range throughout North America…
By now it’s patently clear that Apple wants a chunk of the mobile payments industry. And it’s muscling its way into the crowd with some serious support. Bank Innovation is reporting that Apple has inked deals to lower its card transaction fees with many of the nation’s top financial institutions, including American Express, JP Morgan […]
Microsoft and Dell today announced a patent licensing agreement that will allow the companies to share technology and “build on each other’s innovations.” While the duo didn’t reveal too many details, three product lines were mentioned: Android, Chrome OS, and Xbox. Show More Summary
NASA signed two patent agreements with GRoK Technologies on Monday to help advance biotechnology innovations that could improve the health of astronauts working long-term at the International Space Station (ISS). Astronauts who liveShow More Summary
Rambus and SK Hynix Sign Patent License Agreement Agreement settles all outstanding disputes SEOUL, South Korea & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rambus Inc. ( NAS: RMBS ), the innovative technology solutions company, and SK Hynix,...Show More Summary
Twitter has earned a patent for the interactive feature by which users pull down to refresh content, which is widely used in mobile apps. The company said it would manage the patent using an Innovator’s Patent Agreement, essentiallyShow More Summary
The patent wars have grown long and tiresome for many, but Twitter's among the first to take meaningful action to stop them with its Innovator's Patent Agreement. Today, the company launched version 1.0 of the IPA and is using it for the first time. Show More Summary
Last year, Twitter announced something it called the Innovator's Patent Agreement (IPA), which would keep patents in the hands of the designers and engineers that came up with the technology behind them. What this agreement serves as...Show More Summary
Twitter launched the first version of its Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA) today and applied it to a patent invented by Loren Brichter in the United States for ‘user interface mechanics.’... Keep reading ?
Up with innovation. Down with litigation. Apple has ceased hostilities with handset maker HTC. The patent dispute started back in 2010 and, until the agreement, over the weekend, was being fought in over 20 fronts worldwide. The two firms have now signed a ten-year licensing agreement, meaning that both firms can concentrate on the i-word. Show More Summary
It’s been just over 24 hours since Twitter announced its ground breaking new initiative, the Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA), and a number of companies have already pledged their support. VC’s...
Just yesterday Twitter announced the Innovators Patent Agreement, which was designed to keep patents in the hands of the original creators and limit how those patents were used against other...
Guest Post Twitter’s momentous announcement yesterday that it would only use its patent portfolio defensively was received with wide acclaim by the tech world. With two small changes, Twitter’s Innovator’s Patent Agreement (IPA) could actually completely change the landscape of software patents.…
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Twitter Promotes Patent Peace with Innovator’s Agreement (paidContent) In a first among major tech companies, Twitter is taking steps to ensure that its patents don’t become fuel for future intellectual property wars. Show More Summary
Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement. I've been aware of this effort inside of Twitter for a while and I...
Twitter has raised the bar for recruiting the best and brightest developers, and without any real costs. Instead, the company's Innovator's Patent Agreement (IPA) appeals to a cause near and dear to many of today's best developers: Refusing...Show More Summary
Adam Messinger, VP of engineering for Twitter: However, we also think a lot about how those patents may be used in the future; we sometimes worry that they may be used to impede he innovation of others. For that reason, we are publishing...Show More Summary
When it comes to patents Twitter doesn't want to be part of the problem. Or, at least doesn't want you to think it's part of the problem and its new IPA (that's Innovators Patent Agreement, not India Pale Ale) outlines how it plans to stay above the fray and avoid abusing the system. Show More Summary
Today Twitter announced its new Innovator's Patent Agreement (IPA), which will give its engineers and designers control over the patents they create. This is a dramatic break from the current approach in Silicon Valley, where companies take full control of patents and can then sell them or use them in lawsuits. Show More Summary