December 12, 2018

A recent analysis brings to us that Swiss research institutes have transcended Oxford and Stanford in terms of patent quality, putting Switzerland in 3rd position globally.

17 technology fields were assessed, out of which a total of 671 Swiss patents were analyzed. The international comparison included ten institutions ranked among the world leaders in research. The analysis was commissioned by the domain of the Swiss Federal institutes of technology (ETH domain) and carried out by BAK economics. The results reflected that a third of the total patents produced by the ETH domain constituted the top 10% of internationally ranked patents in their field. The analysis was based o...

December 6, 2018

Remember when people used to carry cell phones the size of bricks? This is around the time when instead being an economic necessity, the cell phones only served a singular purpose - calling. Let’s quickly go through some of the key milestones ( focusing on the basic embodiment) that helped shape what would now be referred to as man’s most loved invention.

1973 - The first ever phone call was made by Doctor Martin Cooper, a Motorola employee in New York using a prototype Dyna TAC phone. This phone however, wasn’t just another one of your accessories you could carry around in your pocket. It weighed more than a kilogram, and took 10 hours to charge.

1983 - The first mobile is l...

November 26, 2018

Imagine living in a home surrounded by devices ready to track every little move you make. I’m talking about every little detail that is physically noticeable to the human eye - ranging from the print on your t-shirt, to what you had for dinner on the weekend. Believe you me, this is not a CIA operation we’re talking about, but an actual patent by Google that describes a home automation system, that will suggest or automatically implement household policies on sensed observations. Think of it like that one time you wanted to buy shoes online, and after a few searches, all you could see were shoe ads everywhere. This new patent however, takes things to the next level, and con...

Around the year 1850, Rudolf Clausius and William Thomson (Kelvin) stated the First Law of Thermodynamics, that total energy is conserved -“Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another”

Energy conservation has to be among the most researched areas in today’s world. With the need for energy consumption increasing by the day, it is imperative that we figure out strategies, which not only help conserve energy, but also produce it. Automobiles, households and most importantly smart phones, are some areas where such strategies could be implemented. Focusing on Smart Phones and related communication devic...

November 13, 2018

An Apple event usually takes the cherry when it comes to showcasing what’s new in their line of products. The Cuppertino based company arrived with a bang at the launch of their new iPad pro and MacBook air devices, held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Although the iPhone remains to be their headline product, Apple put in a noticeable effort to bolster the sale of its other flagships. The show was more loved than what they had set up during the launch of the new iPhones and Apple watches back in September. They kept the duration 30 min shorter than their last event. A big credit for the show’s success goes to it’s presenters, who were not only super excited to be on stage...

November 12, 2018

With the latest news circling the explosion of the newfangled Samsung Galaxy Note9, it seems that the company hasn’t been learning from it’s past mistakes - case in point some similar incidents that took place a couple of years back, which involved the Galaxy Note7. The company was forced to withdraw it’s product from the market then, and there may be a possibility that the Note9 meets a similar fate.

Samsung had introduced Water Carbon Cooling in their Note9 smartphones which claimed to increase it’s cooling surface area. Considering that the technology was actually brought in to improve the safety parameters concerning the phone’s battery, this incident sure came as a shoc...

November 6, 2018

The Copperpod IP team wishes you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous Diwali - a celebration of victory of not just good over evil but also of light over darkness and human ingenuity over ignorance.

October 18, 2018

The recent update on the Apple-Qualcomm legal dispute comes with Qualcomm’s appeal for the import ban of some iPhones getting denied.  Apple primarily is facing this lawsuit against those iPhones that contain chips made by Intel corp, which Qualcomm believes, infringes on its patents.

What makes this decision so interesting is that even though it was declared that Apple did in fact infringe on one of three patents discussed in the case, Judge Pender took the high road here and decided to favour Apple instead. He highlighted that it was the “public interest factor” that outweighed Qualcomm’s request for a ban, and led him to make this decision.

The Judge’s decision is yet to b...

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