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September 7, 2016
One umbrella to rule them all. Image credit: Blunt Umbrellas website

Innovation of the Week: An Umbrella For All Weathers

Just the other day, I was walking in mild rain under my super light compact umbrella. All was fine until a strong breeze came and blew […]
August 30, 2016
How to write patent claims, using the bed as an example

Patent 101: Tips on Writing Claims

What are claims and why are they important? A patent specification is made up of several parts which include: Title of invention Technical field Background of […]
August 9, 2016
Plagiarism is essentially theft

Melania Trump, Leo Burnett, and Thoughts on Plagiarism

In the wake of the heated American political debate between the red and blue parties, a frenzied nightmare turned many to fuse their dissatisfaction against the […]
August 5, 2016
You can't simply use the Olympics rings, flag, motto, or any other trademarks

8 Questions About Olympics and Copyrights We Never Knew About

Are you a huge fan of the Olympics? Did you know that Pierre de Coubertin designed the Olympic Rings symbol? Well, here are 8 things about […]
July 22, 2016
Kickass Torrent's home page, which is still accessible online.

Kickass Torrent Owner Arrested and Website Seized

The alleged owner of Kickass Torrent, Artem Vaulin, has been arrested in Poland. The criminal complaint filed in Chicago charges Vaulin with “one count of conspiracy […]
July 19, 2016
The 3D camera patent race. Image credit: Patently Apple

Apple, Microsoft and Google Are Competing for 3D-Depth Cameras

Can you imagine what it would be like if your smartphone could be transformed into a sophisticated 3D scanner? What would life be like if your […]
July 14, 2016
The typewriter smart enough for 2016. Image credit: Freewrite website

Innovation of the Week: Freewrite, The Smart Typewriter for Today

This week, we will be looking at a product most of us might fondly remember – the typewriter. How much innovation can a typewriter have since […]
July 12, 2016
It's not just video games being turned into movies

Why Are More Video Games and Games Turning into Movies?

A movie idea can come out of thin air – literally. Hollywood has its way of turning almost everything into a movie. It started off with books, […]
July 7, 2016
energysquare 2

Innovation of the Week: Energysquare Wireless Device Charger

We at LIP Media continue to emphasize the importance of IP protection to making your innovative dreams a reality. This week, we look at such an example in […]
July 5, 2016
Engineering knowledge can take you beyond the engine room

The Story of How an Engineer Wannabe Got into IP

“Do you know anything about patents or Intellectual Property?” That was one of the questions during my interview that landed me into this career. I can’t […]
June 22, 2016
Shima eyewear by LAFORGE Optical. Image credit: LAFORGE Facebook page

Innovation of the Week: LaForge Optical Smart Eyewear

A while back, we featured smart contact lenses that can record, store and play back videos. While that is a good invention, it will be a long […]
June 21, 2016
Examples of how to grow your business using IP

What These 6 Businesses Did Right About Intellectual Property (Part 2)

Find out what 3 other businesses did right about IP in Part 1. 1.    NASA – Licensing of patented technologies to startups The whole idea of […]
June 20, 2016
Build your brand with IP. Image credit: MBT Facebook

An Example of How IPOS’ Financing Scheme Can Boost Your Business

If you didn’t know yet, Intellectual Property (IP) is not just a defense mechanism to protect your work. If done right in an IP-friendly eco-system, it can […]
June 14, 2016
How these companies used IP to leverage their business

What These 6 Businesses Did Right about Intellectual Property (Part 1)

1.    Daikin vs Panasonic –Matching the patent portfolio to the consumer needs We have heard countless times that patent protection can be costly. Indeed to reap […]
June 13, 2016
Image credit: Xiaomi

Xiaomi Purchases 1,500 Smartphone Patents from Microsoft to Expand Market Reach

Facing stiff competition from smartphone giants like Samsung and Huawei, Xiaomi had partnered with tech giant Microsoft by purchasing 1,500 of the company’s patents, in an […]