Patents to defend us against meteors

It seems we can’t go a single column without mentioning some sort of apocalypse. We had a bacon-apocalypse, the Mayan apocalypse, and now we have a potential apocalypse due to a large chunk of meteor flying across the sky in Russia recently, caught on numerous dashboard cameras, injuring over a thousand people due to the […]

Patents to help warm you up

After an extended break that saw us survive the Mayan Apocalypse, the fiscal cliff (at least for now), and Lance Armstrong’s “I’m sorry because I want people to like me again” apology, Danny is back to help make your day more palatable with unique comedy stylings and third person references stolen directly from popular TV […]

Top 5 Intellogist Posts of 2012

In 2011, top Intellogist Blog posts covered patent applications for Godly powers and the mysterious search secrets of US patent examiners.  Posts in 2012 seem to have been a bit less mystical and a bit more grounded in practical concerns, such as how major search systems will implement the oncoming Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC). Danny […]

Patents for the Apocalypse

As the holiday season is fast upon us, one would expect to see some patents related to the holidays, but since yesterday was 12/12/12, and the Mayan Apocalypse is fast upon us, it seems like the best use of time in what could be my last post before the end of the world would be […]

Patents helping you shop ’til you drop

The holiday season is upon us and moved into full swing that day after Thanksgiving that is commonly known as Black Friday. While no one can tell exactly where that name came from, the cynic inside of me thinks that it has to do with all the black eyes and bruises that you receive while […]

Voting Patents Past and Present

The election to decide the President of the United States, also known as the POTUS, was completed on Tuesday, with the exception of Florida which can’t ever seem to do these things in a timely manner. Depending on who your candidate was, you are either in a state of elation or sheer demoralization (I suppose […]

Creepy Costume Patents

Halloween is here next week, and that means a few things to kids: scary movies, Charlie Brown’s TV Special on The Great Pumpkin, and a large insulin response due to massive quantities of high fructose corn syrup.  However, for the adults, the art of costuming takes on a whole new meaning.  Sure, the kids want […]

Intriguing Leaf Management Patents

As fall moves into full swing in some parts of world, trees change from their summer color of green to another shade, typically somewhere between yellow and red. In the Rocky Mountain area, thanks to the forest ravaging pine beetle (or, I suppose, the pine conquering beetle if you are a beetle supporter) and the […]

Bacon Patents for the Baconpocalypse

As summer turns to fall (finally) in the Northern Hemisphere and the temperatures cool, we can be thankful for a crisis that has recently been averted. No, I’m not talking about the end of the NFL referee lockout (although that gave us two tickets to the gun show courtesy of Ed Hochuli), but the end […]

iPhone? Try old phone (patents)!

When the new iPhone was announced, opinions around the web were mixed. Some loved its sleek design and larger screen, while others made the Clint Dempsey face once they realized how much money they will have to shell out to replace their accessories with ones compatible with the new connector. I, however, am perfectly content […]

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