Solar paint: How to generate energy from any object under the sun

This article is part of an ongoing State of Innovation series exploring global inventions and innovation trends in 12 key industries.  Download the State of Innovation report on the Semiconductor industry now, or download the full 2017 report here. Earlier this year, for the first time in 135 years since the Industrial Revolution, the UK […]

Accurately determining patent expiration dates: Why it’s harder than you may think

Patents are expensive.  Patents are important.  You might think, therefore, that it would be easy to determine how long a patent lasts, right? Sadly, you’d be wrong. In the past, it was pretty easy:  The first US patent was granted 227 years ago today, on July 31, 1790. It had a “term not exceeding fourteen years” as can be plainly seen at 1 Stat. […]

Transformational technology – a look at the virtual reality patent landscape

Virtual reality is probably best known amongst the gaming community, but its roots can be traced back to the military which was an early adopter for training purposes such as flight simulation or simulated combat situations. Beyond gaming and military applications, other uses abound. Virtual reality is being used to design cars and buildings, for […]

Who are today’s leading global innovators?

Clarivate Analytics has again recognized the most innovative organizations worldwide for the seventh consecutive year with the publication today of the “2017 Top 100 Global Innovators” report.  This seeks to address the question of who today’s leading global innovators are, and to celebrate their achievements and contributions to enriching the world through innovation. The ranking […]

It’s ‘innovation season’ but what makes Clarivate Analytics analysis so unique?

Innovation is an increasingly important mission for colleges and universities. Research-intensive institutions must understand and manage their connections to innovative companies in order to secure R&D funding from industry, increase income from licensing and royalties, attract entrepreneurial students, and recruit and retain entrepreneurial faculty.

Median Asking Price for Patents on Brokered Market Dip

The median asking price for all asset types, including U.S. and foreign patents and applications sold through the brokered patent market, fell during the quarter to about $108,000, compared with about $167,000 in the second quarter of the year, according to a new report.