Could AI Machines Own Their Intellectual Property?

Do machines with “intelligence” have the right of ownership over the things they create? That is the question brought up in a recent The Conversation article. The Conversation echoes what we already know: “The protection of intellectual property is essential for economic advancement. If the results of the intellect were not protected then this may Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 12/11/2017

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!  Carmakers Want Silicon Valley’s Tech Without Its Patent Wars Read more…

Top 5: Utensils Patents

Inspired by this Kickstarter for an edible, compostable straw, we’ve gathered up five utensil-focused patents that have an eco-friendly or biodegradable edge. 1) Edible Cup and Method of Making the Same Owned by the same company launching the previously mentioned Kickstarter, their first product of an edible cup is made out of natural ingredients such Read more…

Researchers of the Month: October 2017

We are delighted to announce the Researchers of the Month for October 2017. Congratulations to these five outstanding Researchers! IP Tornado (Top Researcher) – IP Tornado has been an active Researcher since they joined AOP last year, and consistently makes our Researchers of the Month list every few months. Hyperinfo – An active Researcher who has been Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News – Week of 12/4/2017

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!  Strengthening Patent Value Throughout the Patent Prosecution Flow – Read more…

Top 5: Winter Patents 2017

December is here! Although the weather hasn’t been too extreme, it’s never too late to prepare for winter. Below is our picks for this week’s winter-related patents. 1) Personal Winter Vehicle  This patent for what is basically a snow-bike is fairly recent, and the concept isn’t too far-fetched. But it’s the patent art that really Read more…

Canada Ranks Low in Patent Applications by Women

Recent research by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office found that only 12% of Canadian inventors filing under the International Patent Cooperation Treaty in 2015-2016 were women, according to CBC News. While the full study has not been published yet, the article links to other studies that echo similar data, such as the WIPO’s Identifying the Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News – Week of 11/27/2017

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 Trolls Recede as Threat to Innovation. Will Justices Read more…

Top 5: Turkey Patents

Still dreaming of your Thanksgiving turkey feast? Us too. 1) Poultry Frying Apparatus This deep fat fryer is large enough to fit a whole turkey, so you can fry it up to perfection. 2) Turkey Loader How do you transfer live turkeys? If you don’t want to catch and carry them by hand, this patented Read more…

Top 10 IP & Patent News Update – Week of 11/20/2017

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!  U.S. Patent Review Board Becomes Conservative Target – Reuters Read more…


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