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Surowiecki on the sorry state of the

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 19, 2005

Surowiecki on the sorry state of the US patent system. “Since the [USPTO] is funded by patent fees, as opposed to getting its budget from Washington, it has a financial incentive to process applications as quickly, rather than as diligently, as possible.”

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Results of the WSJ’s 2005 Technology Innovation Awards competition.

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 24, 2005

Results of the WSJ’s 2005 Technology Innovation Awards competition.

“Does anyone devote as much energy to

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 29, 2005

“Does anyone devote as much energy to avoiding simple, sensible solutions as the modern graphic designer?”. Novelty is necessary to foster innovation, but is missing the mark so frequently worth the effort?

Companies like Staples and BMW are increasingly

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 13, 2005

Companies like Staples and BMW are increasingly looking to their customers for innovative product ideas.