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Top 5: Back to School Patents

High school, college, grad school, trade school, online classes… the quest for education doesn’t have to stop! We’ve gathered up a few patents blah blah 1) Online Education Course with Customized Course Scheduling Not everyone has the means or the opportunity to attend college in-person. Online courses allow students to complete their education within their Read more…

Top 5: Weather-Related Patents

With changing seasons come changing weather patterns. something   1) Method and System for Generating and Sending User-Centric Weather Alerts Does your smartphone ever send you flash flood alerts on rain-heavy days? It’s most likely using this patented technology, which analyzes meteorological data and creates device-specific alerts based on location technology. 2) Testing Apparatus for Read more…

Top 5: Recycling Patents

Reduce, reuse, and recycle! The 3 ‘Rs’ are a popular catchphrase when it comes to being environmentally conscious. This week, we’re taking a look at a few patents focused on recycling. 1) Portable Compost Container Turning food waste into fertilizer is a common practice for gardeners. An easily portable container is ideal for when compost Read more…

Top 5: Autonomous Patents

We’re slowly incorporated automation and autonomous technology into our lives. This week’s Top 5 takes a look at patents related, or pertaining to, autonomous objects. 1) Autonomous Floor-cleaning Robot This patent is owned by iRobot Corp, the company that introduced the Roomba! The robot features a control system and sensor system which allows it to Read more…

Top 5: Solar Patents

Harness the energy of the sun with this week’s Top 5 patent list! 1) Timepiece for Using a Solar Battery as the Power Source While the idea of using solar batteries for timepieces and watches isn’t new, this patent aimed to remedy the issue (at the time) of solar batteries that fit in the watch Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 7/10/2017

Welcome to Article One’s Top 10 Weekly News Update. Every week, Article One provides a quick list of the past week’s top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading! What were your top IP news  stories last week? Post them below in the comments or discuss your thoughts on one of our top picks!  Supreme Court Restricts Patent Holder’s Bounds – Albuquerque Journal Read more…

Top 5: Library Patents

introduction 1) Cart Loading System and Method for Library-Like Materials This patent aims to limit the manual labor involved in restocking and organizing library shelves. These carts have a tilt and push element which slides the books or materials into the designated area or shelf. 2) Library Circulation Control System Dating back to the ’70s, Read more…

Top 5: Beach Patents

The summer season is officially here! With summer weekends calling for trips to the beach, we’ve rounded up a few beach-related patents 1) Installation for Beach Erosion Prevention The repeated motion of waves hitting the shore leads to erosion. This patent aims to combat that through the use of artificial reefs or seaweed, which would Read more…

Top 5: Mermaid Patents

The “mermaid trend” of late has brought these half-fish, half-human mythical creatures mainstream — but the New York Coney Island Mermaid Parade has been going on for 35 years! This themed parade celebrates both the summer solstice and Coney Island’s art community. So for this week, we’ve rounded up some mermaid-inspired patents. Check the list out Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 6/12/2017

Welcome to Article One’s Top 10 Weekly News Update. Every week, Article One provides a quick list of the past week’s top news in patents and IP. Here are some of the stories that we’ve been reading! What were your top IP news  stories last week? Post them below in the comments or discuss your thoughts on one of our top picks!  Patent Office Director Michelle Lee Resigns – Politico  Facebook Could Secretly Read more…


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