TechCrunch: Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups

Microsoft today announced a major expansion of its Azure IP Advantage program, which provides its Azure users with protection against patent trolls. This program now also provides customers who are building IoT solutions that connect to Azure with access to…

TechCrunch: Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

Does a patent application mean a company is particularly serious about a technology? No. Is every company that makes a phones at least toying around with a folding model? Yes, probably. It’s tough to know from a series a crude…

Mashable: Future cars could park themselves, even in the toughest spots

Just let the car do it.Image: SF motors By Sasha Lekach2018-11-26 14:00:00 UTC Forget self-driving cars. The future is all about self-parking cars. For anyone still traumatized from learning how to parallel park, a new patent from Bay Area-based electric…