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Google's new patent plan: how it will and won't help startups

Google is giving away patents to startups. Some in the tech press said the plan, which will see 50 young companies receive two patents apiece, will help them fight patent trolls. 987 more words

Tech

The New Google Patents

The new Google Patents allow users to search for full-text patent grants and applications form the USPTO, EPO, WIPO DPMA, CIPO and SIPO. Foreign language patents can be translated to English, allowing you to search foreign patent documents. 43 more words

Research

Google Patents Chucky the Killer Doll, but Disguised as a Teddy Bear

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If you haven’t seen the 80s cult classic horror film Chucky, allow me to be your professor in crappy (but awesome) cinema. Chucky is a movie that revolves around a murdering sentient doll that had a serial killer’s soul transferred into it via a voodoo ritual. 987 more words

SCIENCE

Google Patents for contact lens that can scan your Iris

Google’s love for contact lenses is never ending. The search engine giant has already done considerable work on contact lenses and their use in health applications. 216 more words

TECHNOLOGY

Google files patent for smart teddy bear that would watch, listen to users

TORONTO – If you’re at all squeamish about movies characters like “Chucky,” a recent patent filing from Google could very well be the stuff of nightmares. 409 more words

Tech

Google Patents Customizable Robot Personalities

Do you like your robots subservient and complimentary, or glib and a little bit cheeky? A patent that has just been awarded to Google suggests that either could be possible and that we could potentially download different personality types from the cloud. 573 more words

Future Technology

Microsoft: Searching at a user device (with Gesture Control)

Searching at a user device

Microsoft Corporation/Umberto Abate

US 20140062904 A1

via Google Patents:

ABSTRACT

Method, computer program product and user device for searching implemented at the user device, wherein an input is received from a user via a touch screen of the user device. 1,423 more words