More Virtual Reality Patent Analytics

In the first of my series on intellectual property in virtual reality, I presented some data on the patent landscape in the VR space including, the top VR patent holders, top holders of VR gaming patents, the top buyers of VR patents and VR patent filings by year.  For this post I wanted to take … Continue reading

A Virtual Reality Patent Landscape Analysis

An analysis of the Virtual Reality patent landscape

With the pending release of the consumer version of the Oculus Rift and growing excitement about Valve’s VR platform, the virtual reality industry is set to come into its own.  With the development of viable virtual reality platforms, VR is poised to become big business.  A critical part of any tech industry is intellectual property. … Continue reading

3D Printing Pops Up In Manhattan

Tech enthusiasts and spare parts aficionados are celebrating the first retail 3D printing outlet in the United States.  MakerBot, a homegrown 3D printing industry leader is putting the final touches on its flagship NoHo store.   The store will offer retail customers the chance to purchase objects printed by MakerBot’s latest 3D printer, the Replicator 2. … Continue reading

Washable Keyboard Solves Dirty Problem

The key to having a successful and profitable invention is solving a problem.  As we all know, a certain amount of…filth…tends to build up on computer keyboards no matter how careful we are.  Product developers at Logitech have come up with an idea to keep computer keyboards from getting too nasty.   The idea is … Continue reading

New Phone Case Invention Pushes Gamers Buttons

For many traditional gamers, smartphone games are unsatisfying.  They’re missing something…buttons.  But a new invention that recently debuted on Kickstarter may be poised to take the mobile gaming world by storm.  The Coco controller from Milkshake labs is “a case that turns your phone into a true handheld gaming platform.”  Currently there are 31 games … Continue reading

Google Wants To Give You The Ability To See With Your Fingers

Google is not content with having it’s users see only with their eyes, so they’ve invented a way to see using your hands.  In their patent (No. 8,009,2011) entitled SEEING WITH YOUR HAND, Google describes a glove equipped with sensors on the fingertips.  The sensors, or “detectors” are capable of recording images of the environment … Continue reading