Valuating an invention

20 Steps for Pricing a Patent To value an invention you have to understand it. Inventors help solve vexing problems, both sophisticated and simple, and as a result sometimes enjoy considerable celebrity and rewards. Our society’s economic success, too, is based on innovation. To encourage public disclosure of inventions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office…

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EMV Chip Cards

If you haven’t already, expect to receive new EMV-chip credit and debit cards from your card issuers. The name EMV comes from its original developers, Europay, MasterCard, and Visa. The difference between chip cards and traditional magnetic stripe cards is the computer chip on the front of the EMV card. These chip cards are inserted…

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Are your apps secure?

Even Steve Jobs could not see the potential of third-party mobile apps: those little software programs that turned our mobile phones into smartphones. Jobs had famously argued against such apps, instead advocating for the use of mobile web pages that could be accessed using iPhone’s Safari browser. It reportedly wasn’t until users began jail-breaking and…

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