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Patents Gone Wild: Stranger Patents

There was no escaping the office water-cooler-talk about this summer’s thriller, Stranger Things, an 8-episode Netflix-original drama set in 1983 in a small Indiana town. The main character, Will, is a 12-year-old boy who has gone missing, sending his mom and friends on a terrifying, supernatural-filled investigation. Covering everything from secret government experiments to aliens, the series is a science-fiction buff’s dream, inspiring nerdy debates near and far. Using Innography, let’s find the ‘stranger’ side of patents and applications!

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, text clustering


Patents Gone Wild: Poké-Me, Poké-You, Poké-Everyone!

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that superimposes digital information on to a user’s point of the real world, as seen through the user’s device, like a smartphone or camera. Out for only a month now, Pokemon Go has engaged the world and brought AR mainstream.

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Categories: advanced patent search, industry outlooks, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search


Patents Gone Wild: Rain, rain go away…or not

Is weather modification, or control, a real possibility? If you search for patents dealing with weather controlling technologies, it seems like it’s more of a reality than at first thought. This study is known as Geo Engineering, a deliberate intervention in the Earth’s natural system to counteract climate change.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search


Patents Gone Wild: Little Bunny Fu-Fu

The origins of Easter come from so many places. From the pagan figure Eastre to the Christian faith of celebrating the resurrection of Christ-- the Easter holiday in the U.S. is almost as commercialized as Christmas! Many symbols of Easter can be found in stores as early as February. Baby carrots, marshmallow and chocolate bunnies, and plastic eggs all have links to the holiday.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, trademarks


Patents Gone Wild: Love is a Click Away…

This is an intellectual property investigation around the algorithms that bring you *true love*.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, trademarks


Patents Gone Wild: Let’s Get Physical!

Many of us see the beginning of the year as a time to shed old, bad habits and focus on new, healthy ones. And since we live in a very innovative time, there are several fitness and exercise-related patents and applications that can help us organize, create, accessorize, and achieve our fitness goals.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search, patents


Patents Gone Wild: Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz…

The holiday season is in full swing now and with that, parties and neighborhood get-togethers are filling our calendars. If you had “one too many” alcoholic drinks at that party last night, chances are you wake up feeling like you’re dying. No need to worry…that pounding headache, dry mouth, and queasy stomach are all just symptoms of a hangover.

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent search, patents, trademarks


Patents Gone Wild: Turkey for me, turkey for you…

The holiday season is upon us and we should take some time to reflect on those inventions that have helped fill our houses with the smells of turkeys cooking – or burning!

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Categories: advanced patent search, patent analysis, patent filing trends, patent search, patents