Intellectual Property

Blueshift IP’s Robert Plotkin spoke with Law360 regarding Elon Musk’s comment about patents in the article “Musk’s Dim View Of Patents Ignores Reality For Most Cos.” The article discusses Musk’s statements made during a television show that “patents are for the weak,” and a reference to a 2014 pledge that Tesla made not to sue those who used its patents in

Companies and their employees are under growing pressure to perform more effectively and efficiently. Increasingly, they are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and robots to go beyond the limits of human capabilities and build their competitive edge. And it is easy to understand why: Robots can operate at 100% without being affected by fatigue or burnout.
While early advances were

Talking about the metaverse in 2022 sounds a little like talking about the world wide web in 1985. Although still in its crawling stage, the metaverse is ripe with opportunity for those who grasp its potential and move forward to protect and leverage their intellectual property assets now, with an eye to the future.
In this article, we will broadly

Our internet journey has taken us from a “read-only” web with static pages that shared information and rudimentary hyperlinks to today’s “read-write” ability to create your own experiences such as networking, shopping, and completing a doctor’s visit.
Web 3.0, the third generation of the World Wide Web, driven by new and advanced technology including machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain,

Patents are investments that can create long-term value, especially when combined in a comprehensive and strategic portfolio. Patents benefit their owners by granting two decades of legal protection — a significant amount of time in light of how rapidly technology develops. Trade secrets can protect a wide variety of innovations and may be a valuable tool in protecting a

Facebook’s recent decision to change its name to Meta brought instant worldwide awareness to the term “Metaverse,” which refers to a virtual world in which we can explore, play, work, and create. The metaverse can also extend into the physical world using augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technologies.
The metaverse could change the way industries like manufacturing, healthcare,

As the demand for the efficient consumption and purchase of goods and services increases, so does the pressure to create products that operate at optimum efficiencies and beyond the level of human skills. Enter the world of robotics!
AI is rapidly making robots more intelligent, adaptable, and efficient. As a result, today’s innovations in robotics focus as much on software

Artificial intelligence is leading a patent renaissance. In recent years, patent applications for inventions developed using AI have increased exponentially, not just in tech but in every field. In 2018, one inventor took a bold step that was at once revolutionary, yet probably inevitable. Dr. Stephen Thaler filed patent applications all around the world for two simple inventions — a

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused massive disruption across industries, it also gave us a real-time demonstration of artificial intelligence’s usefulness in certain sectors. One such area that AI has had a significant impact is healthcare. Throughout the pandemic AI has helped track infection spread, facilitated contact tracing, demonstrated to scientists how the disease impacts the body, and enabled the incredibly