The patent race for fuel cell vehicles

The patent race for fuel cell vehicles

The automotive industry seems to agree that e-mobility is the future. For example, Volkswagen has announced that it plans to stop developing new combustion engine cars by 2026. The question seems to no longer be whether e-mobility will take over but rather, how will...
Who are the patent leaders in blockchain?

Who are the patent leaders in blockchain?

Introduction On 17 December 2017 one bitcoin was worth $19,783.06. Its worth grew to this from roughly $900 in just 11 months, while ‘bitcoin’ was the second most searched term in Google’s news section that year. Although the cryptocurrency bubble has now popped, a...
Who is patenting AI technology?

Who is patenting AI technology?

Some of the most popular movies in the past few decades or so are about AI – Terminator, War Games and The Matrix – and present it as an existential threat to mankind. But the reality is much less dramatic. The term ‘AI’, as it is used in pop culture, in fact refers...
Patent litigation trends in the Internet of Things

Patent litigation trends in the Internet of Things

This article is an extract of an ongoing study around patent activities in the space of IoT technologies. The analysis conducted by IPlytics intends to shed light on the potential legal risks for any IoT business in the market. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of...
Patent and litigation trends for 3D printing technologies

Patent and litigation trends for 3D printing technologies

The success story of 3D printing began in 1984 when Charles W Hull applied for a patent for stereolithography. In 1989 S Scott Crump of Stratasys invented fused deposition modelling, which fuses material layer by layer until a 3D object is created. This style of...