patent

A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention.
The procedure for granting patents, the requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a patent application must include one or more claims defining the invention which must meet the relevant patentability requirements such as novelty and non-obviousness. The exclusive right granted to a patentee in most countries is the right to prevent others from making, using, selling, or distributing the patented invention without permission.
Under the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, patents should be available in WTO member states for any…

Googles New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth? google io

Google's New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Google wants their new VP9 codec to be royalty-free, but patent disputes could prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, VP9 is supposed to have double the image quality using half the compression of H.264. In other news: H.264 could be H.265 soon, so there's that.
Will You Be Winking Google Glass Into Operation? winking

Will You Be Winking Google Glass Into Operation?

Google Glass developers have found an interesting piece of code to look at and wonder about: winking. Apparently, the new Google Glass will have some sort of "winking" option that will likely give users the ability to wink photos. But we all know that's probably not all it will be if it's true and it takes off.
Nielsen and comScore Row Over Patents comscore nielsen gavel 360x240

Nielsen and comScore Row Over Patents

Nielsen, who was previously sued by and then paid $15 million to Jupiter Media Metrix for patents regarding  the collection, analysis and reporting of informati...
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E-Commerce Video Strategies With The Home Shopping Network

ReelSEO.com's Grant Crowell interview HSN.com's (Home Shopping Network's) Director of Digital Content Emery Skolfied, following his presentation at the Video Commerce Summit in Seattle titled, “How HSN advances its video commerce leadership.” Emery talks about HSN's own patented technology for online video in retail e-commerce, tips based on their own experiences using video with customers, and challenges they ha overcome with better understanding customer behavior.