it could BE different


There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker Chindōgu – the art of inventing gadgets that on the surface solve … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Garbage Science

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius That quote by my favorite philosopher rang clear while I … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Copyright Your Skin

Nothing is more terrible than to see ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I continue to be amazed at the number of budding entrepreneurs I find who, while claiming … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Method for Protecting Existing Sales

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand Which comes first, the patent or the sale? For Apple, Inc. the … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Bad Surprise Party

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. Arthur Conan Doyle The popular ‘Happy Birthday’ song has been in the headlines recently over a copyright battle. While the nuances … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Clean-up Oscar, Stop Poking Trolls

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead Troll slaying is making headlines these days: President Obama going after patent trolls today with executive actions, … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pandora’s Patent Box?

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention. Theodore Adorno As governments intervene further down the commercialization path, they have applied old incentive methods in a new way. … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad Patent Strategy

The quality of American patents has been deteriorating for years. Robert Pozen As a competitive swimmer, I took a few minutes out of my day to look at the changes … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 4 Comments

Not So Different Cultures

I have two sons in America, and all they care about in Chinese culture is Jackie Chan and Jet Li.  Ang Lee I traveled to China with a group of … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dreams and Teeth

You take unacceptable risk, you have to be prepared to face the consequence. Carly Fiorina The next time you jump on a plane, remember that there is more new technology … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

400 Patents and a Big Bankruptcy

“I’ll be broke by then” Stan Ovshinsky Stan Ovshinsky passed away this week. With over 400 patents to his name, he transformed and enabled the markets for solar panels, flat … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Patents are Worth Less

Never confuse motion with action. Ben Franklin Leonardo da Vinci – painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, anatomist, cartographer, botanist, geologist, writer and… Inventor!?! Helicopter, parachute, machine gun, musical instruments, … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Don’t Look Back

Your today is our tomorrow Chinese CEO to American Businessman Recently, the Boston Consulting Group proudly announced that the US will see a return of manufacturing jobs. “With Chinese wages … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

The President’s Patent

“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” US Constitution, Article … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · 1 Comment