Check out this story about how an invention emerged from an improvisational, wandering, zig-zag process, as James Dyson tells us about the Dyson Airblade hand dryer, in a letter to the editor in this morning’s Wall Street Journal: The U.S. is bold when it comes to invention. In 2014 there were more patents granted in… Read More The Zig-Zag Invention of the Dyson Airblade
The Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear a case questioning whether a “business process” can be patented. Thousands of patents now cover business processes, including the famous (or infamous) Amazon.com patent on ordering with “one click”. But there’s been a lot of debate about whether a novel process should even be patentable at all.… Read More Can You Patent a Process?