The Future of Patents: Protecting Your IP Genius or Not So Much?

February 1, 2023
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The Buzz 1: “I’ve got a patent on an idea. I don’t think I'm asking too much to make a little bit of money off it.” [Tod (Bryan Cranston), Love the Coopers, 2015 film] The Buzz 2: “Patents. That’s the whole problem. We have too many patents. They stifle progress.” [The Doctor (Christopher Eccleston), Doctor Who, 2005 TV show] The Buzz 3: “I own the patent on time travel. You mess with time, you mess with me.” [Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), Back to the Future, 1985 film] The Buzz 4: “I can’t believe I got a patent on something I stole from somebody else.” [Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Iron Man 2, 2010 film] In 1790, after the U.S. Constitution granted Congress the power 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,” Congress passed the first patent act and the USPTO was signed into law by President George Washington. In 2020, men were named as inventors on ~70% of all U.S. patents, women on ~30%. The future of patents may be influenced by advances in AI, global trade and intellectual property (IP) issues. We’ll ask Louis Alex, Ryan Walsh, Chuck Byers and Alex Bäcker for their take on The Future of Patents: Protecting Your IP Genius or Not So Much?

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Technology in many shapes, forms, and devices is already shaping nearly every aspect of your life. How? On your smart phone and tablet with thousands of apps to enhance your work and daily living. On streaming media that lets you watch TV and movies anytime anywhere. On social media where your voice is instantly amplified to reach the world. Think you’ve seen it all? Not! There’s more to come and you’re part of making it happen – right now. Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she speaks with future-focused visionaries on Technology Revolution: The Future of Now, broadcasting live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time/11 AM Eastern Time, on the Business Channel.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. In 2011, working at the enterprise software leader SAP, she successfully created, produced and hosted the weekly “Coffee Break with Game-Changers” business thought leadership roundtable radio series. Over the next eight years, she developed 45 additional series that attracted millions of listeners around the world. Since becoming an independent broadcaster in 2019, she has also been engaged by other global enterprises to develop and host their radio and podcast series. What powers Bonnie’s passion for radio? She “loves speaking with smart people!”

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