Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • IP and the ITC

    Intellectual property disputes have a lot in common with wrestling matches. They can feature a couple of heavyweights, or perhaps one entity taking on scores of combatants. And, like wrestling matches, any IP dispute needs the proper venue to be successful.

  • The Internet of Things and the issue of IP rights (Part 1)

    The issue of intellectual property rights, particularly the desire of industry leaders to protect their patents and trade secrets, may impede the progress toward the goal of a seamless, interoperable digital system.

  • Mapping Innovation

    A patent map can visually identify hot spots for innovation as well as connections between industries, the graphical models can provide visual representation of the areas in which companies are protecting intellectual property and can help businesses stay one step ahead of the curve.

  • Former Google Executive to lead U.S. Patent Office

    Former Google executive Michelle Lee has been tapped to lead the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office until a permanent chief is named.

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