Is Bio-Designed Collagen the Next Step in Animal Protein Replacement?

One company believes the possibilities go beyond vegan “meat,” from faux leather to luxury skin-care products. But is there enough demand outside of food alternatives?

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #inventions-and-patents, #luxury-goods-and-services, #proteins, #upstart2022, #veganism

Dave Smith, Whose Synthesizers Shaped Electronic Music, Dies at 72

His innovations included the first polyphonic, programmable synthesizer and the universal connectivity of MIDI.

#deaths-obituaries, #inventions-and-patents, #midi, #musical-instruments, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #pop-and-rock-music, #sequential-circuits, #smith-dave-1950-2022, #synthesizers

The Covid Pandemic Still Isn’t Over. So What Now?

Reinfection may become the norm even for people who have received several vaccine doses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debatable, #inventions-and-patents, #long-covid, #moderna-inc, #paxlovid-drug, #pfizer-inc

The Myth of the Genius Tech Inventor

We idolize founders with brilliant ideas, but triumph often results from business savvy combined with imagination.

#computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #internal-sub-only-nl, #inventions-and-patents, #jobs-steven-p

Cultivating Coveted Morel Mushrooms Year-Round and Indoors

Jacob and Karsten Kirk, twins from Copenhagen, say they have devised a method to reliably grow morel mushrooms in a climate-controlled environment.

#agriculture-and-farming, #biology-and-biochemistry, #copenhagen-denmark, #danish-morel-project, #denmark, #inventions-and-patents, #kirk-jacob, #kirk-karsten, #monaghan-thomas-s, #morels, #mushrooms

Save America’s Patent System

It needs to promote innovation, not reward legal trickery.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #inventions-and-patents, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Book Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures,’ by Paul Fischer

In his new book, “The Man Who Invented Motion Pictures,” Paul Fischer investigates the life — and mysterious disappearance — of Louis Le Prince.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #fischer-paul-author, #inventions-and-patents, #le-prince-louis, #movies, #the-man-who-invented-motion-pictures-a-true-tale-of-obsession-murder-and-the-movies-book

How 5G Clashed With an Aviation Device Invented in the 1920s

The potential for interference between 5G signals and the radio altimeters long used by pilots has divided the telecom and aviation industries.

#5g-wireless-communications, #airlines-and-airplanes, #att-inc, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boeing-737-max-groundings-and-safety-concerns-2019, #computers-and-the-internet, #federal-aviation-administration, #federal-communications-commission, #inventions-and-patents, #pilots, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #transportation-department-us, #united-states, #verizon-communications-inc, #wireless-communications

Google Infringed on Speaker Technology Owned by Sonos, Trade Court Rules

The company will not be allowed to import products that infringe on Sonos patents, including smart speakers, video streaming devices and some computers and phones.

#computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #sonos-inc, #speakers-audio, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-states-international-trade-commission

The Tech I Want in 2022

Next year we need more creative ways to bring us together. (Laundry robots would be cool, too.)

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only-nl, #inventions-and-patents

Henry Orenstein, 98, Dies; Force Behind Transformers and Poker on TV

A Holocaust survivor, he started a successful toy company in the 1950s and later invented a method of showing poker players’ hole cards on televised tournaments.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hasbro-inc, #henry-orenstein, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #inventions-and-patents, #poker-card-game, #topper-corporation, #toys, #transformers-toy

Omicron is Here. Will We Use Our New Covid Drugs Wisely?

The world must not repeat history by making Covid-19 drugs inaccessible. 

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #molnupiravir-drug, #world-health-organization

Lululemon Sues Peloton Over Patent Infringement

Lululemon accused Peloton, the fitness company best known for its stationary bikes, of infringing on patents for a new line of leggings and sports bras.

#inventions-and-patents, #lululemon-athletica-inc, #peloton-interactive-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

Moderna and U.S. at Odds Over Vaccine Patent Rights

Moderna’s patent application names several employees as the sole inventors of a crucial component of its coronavirus vaccine, excluding three government scientists.

#bancel-stephane, #corbett-kizzmekia-s, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #graham-barney-s-1953, #inventions-and-patents, #mascola-john-r, #moderna-inc, #national-institutes-of-health, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #research, #science-and-technology, #vaccination-and-immunization

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #federal-budget-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #inventions-and-patents, #medicare, #pelosi-nancy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Democrats Reach Deal to Control Drug Prices in Social Policy Bill

The provision would, for the first time, allow the government to negotiate prices for some medicines covered by Medicare.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #elderly, #federal-budget-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #house-of-representatives, #inventions-and-patents, #medicare, #pelosi-nancy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

Merck Will Share Formula for its Covid Pill With Poor Countries

The company announced a licensing deal that will allow the drug, molnupiravir, to be made and sold cheaply in 105 developing nations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #emory-university, #inventions-and-patents, #medicine-and-health, #medicines-patent-pool-foundation, #merckcompany-inc, #molnupiravir-drug, #ridgeback-biotherapeutics, #third-world-and-developing-countries

Tom Morey, Surfer Who Invented the Boogie Board, Dies at 86

He created a lightweight, flexible board out of a piece of foam in his backyard in Hawaii in 1971. It introduced millions to the pleasures of riding waves on their bellies.

#boogie-board, #deaths-obituaries, #inventions-and-patents, #morey-tom-1935-2021, #surfing

Robert Schiffmann, Inventive Guru of the Microwave, Dies at 86

As a scientist he saw the potential of microwave ovens when he observed one heating up a sandwich in the 1960s. Microwaveable oatmeal, among other advances, was in his future.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #deaths-obituaries, #heat-and-heat-waves, #inventions-and-patents, #microwave-ovens, #schiffmann-robert-1935-2021

Clive Sinclair, Inventive Computer Pioneer, Dies at 81

His inexpensive Sinclair personal computer, one of many inventions, was an introduction to computing for young people in Britain and beyond.

#computers-and-the-internet, #deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #inventions-and-patents, #sinclair-computers, #sinclair-research-ltd, #sinclair-clive

Reuben Klamer, Mastermind of the Game of Life, Dies at 99

He developed an estimated 200 toys and other items, including a phaser rifle for “Star Trek.” But his best-known product was a game for “literally everyone on earth.”

#deaths-obituaries, #game-of-life-game, #games, #hasbro-inc, #inventions-and-patents, #klamer-reuben-1922-2021, #milton-bradley-co, #toys

The End of Unemployment Benefits Can Push People Back to Work

Job seekers are more likely to accept an offer when their extra federal jobless benefits expire.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #internal-sub-only, #inventions-and-patents, #labor-and-jobs, #republican-party, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance

What’s Better, a Prize or a Patent?

Elon Musk has put up $100 million in prize money for a way to extract carbon from the atmosphere.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #carbon-dioxide, #innovation, #internal-sub-only, #inventions-and-patents, #musk-elon, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #united-states-economy

Don Poynter, Who Made Toilets Talk and Golf Balls Walk, Dies at 96

His line of novelty items was wide-ranging. Jayne Mansfield posed for him so that he could make a shapely, sexy hot-water bottle.

#deaths-obituaries, #inventions-and-patents, #mansfield-jayne, #novelties, #poynter-don-1925-2021, #the-addams-family-tv-program

Supreme Court Says Over 200 Patent Judges Were Improperly Appointed

A fractured coalition of justices limited the effect of the decision, saying a larger role for an executive branch official would address the matter.

#anthrex, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #constitution-us, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #inventions-and-patents, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #smithnephew-plc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

A U.N. Declaration on Ending AIDS Should Have Been Easy. It Wasn’t.

Even with U.N.’s previous goals unmet, delegates tried to water down provisions regarding protections for vulnerable populations and patents for essential drugs.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #belarus, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #european-union, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #iran, #prostitution, #russia, #sex-education, #switzerland, #united-nations, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

Could Spilling Big Pharma’s Secrets Vaccinate the World?

We need more vaccines, fast. Is forcing pharmaceutical companies to share their intellectual property the answer?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #stockpiling, #vaccination-and-immunization

You Can Bid on NFTs Tied to Nobel Prize-Winning Discoveries

Berkeley will auction NFTs of invention disclosure forms filed by the creators of CRISPR and cancer immunotherapy.

#allison-james-p, #art, #auctions, #crispr-dna, #cryptography-codes-and-ciphers, #doudna-jennifer-a, #ethereum-foundation, #immunotherapy, #inventions-and-patents, #nobel-prizes, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #research, #university-of-california-berkeley, #your-feed-science

Why Vaccinating the World Against Covid-19 Will Be Hard

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #world-trade-organization

What Would It Take to Vaccinate the World Against Covid?

When President Biden joined a push to set aside patents for Covid shots, he entered a roiling debate over how to ensure poor countries get enough vaccine.

#astrazeneca-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #world-trade-organization

Spencer Silver, an Inventor of Post-it Notes, Is Dead at 80

He created the adhesive that lets the small, square notes stick to surfaces. They became one of the most ubiquitous office products ever conceived.

#3m-company, #adhesives, #deaths-obituaries, #fry-art-1931, #innovation, #inventions-and-patents, #office-supplies-and-equipment, #post-it-note, #silver-spencer-1941-2021

Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Covid Vaccines

The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #intellectual-property, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change

The gap between rich and poor countries on vaccinations highlights the failure of richer nations to see it in their self-interest to urgently help poorer ones fight a shared crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #inventions-and-patents, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #vaccination-and-immunization

Pfizer Reaps Hundreds of Millions in Profits From Covid Vaccine

The company said its vaccine generated $3.5 billion in revenue in the first three months of this year.

#biontech-se, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #pfizer-inc, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization

Biden Confronts Coronavirus Vaccine Patents

President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

#barkan-ady, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #humanitarian-aid, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

Biden Can Help Make Covid-Vaccine Tech Available to Poor Countries

The West has hoarded vaccines and blocked developing nations from making their own. President Biden can put a stop to that.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #inventions-and-patents, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

Biden, the World Needs Your Help to End the Pandemic

The president should keep his promise on vaccine patents.

#barkan-ady, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotez-peter-j, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #politics-and-government, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-international-relations, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

Electric Aircraft Start-Up Accuses Rival of Stealing Its Secrets

A lawsuit by Wisk, partly owned by the Google co-founder Larry Page, says two engineers took sensitive files before joining Archer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #archer-aviation-inc, #boeing-company, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #industrial-espionage, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #page-larry, #start-ups, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #united-airlines, #venture-capital, #wisk-aero-llc

Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies; Nobel Winner Lit Up the World With LEDs

A physicist, he shared the prize with two others for their breakthrough in creating blue light-emitting diodes, succeeding “where everyone else had failed.”

#akasaki-isamu, #deaths-obituaries, #inventions-and-patents, #japan, #light-emitting-diodes, #nobel-prizes, #science-and-technology

Rich Countries Signed Away a Chance to Vaccinate the World

Despite warnings, American and European officials gave up leverage that could have guaranteed access for billions of people. That risks prolonging the pandemic.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gamaleya-research-institute-of-epidemiology-and-microbiology, #graham-barney-s-1953, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #moderna-inc, #national-institutes-of-health, #politics-and-government, #slaoui-moncef-m, #vaccination-and-immunization

How to Lower Drug Prices

Biologic drugs rack up billions in annual U.S. sales. Here’s a solution to lower the costs.

#biotechnology-and-bioengineering, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #generic-brands-and-products, #humira-drug, #inventions-and-patents, #law-and-legislation, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

‘Vasectomy Mayhem’ Trademark Draws Complaint From N.C.A.A.

The association accused a Virginia urology practice of trying to affiliate its brand with the March Madness tournaments. It is the second dispute with the practice in five years.

#advertising-and-marketing, #basketball-college, #inventions-and-patents, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #vasectomy, #virginia

To Express the Sound of a Country’s Soul, He Invented New Instruments

The Guatemalan composer, inventor and writer Joaquín Orellana’s creations are the subject of the Americas Society exhibition “The Spine of Music.”

#americas-society, #content-type-personal-profile, #guatemala, #inventions-and-patents, #music, #musical-instruments, #orellana-joaquin, #the-spine-of-music-exhibit

How the Patent and Trademark Office Can Promote Racial Justice

President Biden should choose the next director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office carefully.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #commerce-department, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #inventions-and-patents, #patent-and-trademark-office-us

Colombians Ask: Who Would Dare Patent Panela?

Makers of Latin America’s favorite traditional sweetener say a sugar engineer wants exclusive control of their centuries-old product.

#california, #cholesterol, #diet-and-nutrition, #inventions-and-patents, #latin-america, #patent-and-trademark-office-us, #sugar, #your-feed-science

Want Vaccines Fast? Suspend Intellectual Property Rights

Otherwise, there won’t be enough shots to go around, even in rich countries.

#astrazeneca-plc, #bayer-ag, #brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #gilead-sciences-inc, #india, #intellectual-property, #inventions-and-patents, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #remdesivir-drug, #shortages, #south-africa, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-trade-organization

Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies

For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #africa, #babies-and-infants, #clinton-health-access-initiative, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #inventions-and-patents, #macleods-pharmaceuticals-ltd, #mylan-inc, #presidents-emergency-plan-for-aids-relief, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #unitaid, #viiv-healthcare-ltd, #your-feed-health

Racism Impoverishes the Whole Economy

While the targets unquestionably suffer the most, denying people equal opportunities diminishes the finances of millions of Americans.

#bell-laboratories, #black-people, #boards-of-directors, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #forbes-magazine, #gross-domestic-product, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #innovation, #inventions-and-patents, #michigan-state-university, #minorities, #musk-elon, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #small-business-administration, #united-states-economy, #venture-capital, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

Heated Car Seats Are an Antidote to Our Grief

They deliver a pleasure both maternal and sensual, cocooning you like a child in the lap of some warm, benevolent bear.

#automobiles, #ballard-robert-l-inventor, #heating, #inventions-and-patents