Orange County is a hotbed of innovation, especially considering its size. For 2017, Orange County companies were granted 1,619 patents, whereas Los Angeles companies were granted 1,731 patents. Considering the relative populations of Orange County (3.19 million) and Los Angeles County (10.4 million), the intensity of innovation at companies based in Orange County is high. … [Read more...]
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Why innovation matters to Orange County? Innovation matters to the local economy where innovation occurs. Innovation brings jobs and revenue to the local economy. We can see that innovation has helped develop new products that otherwise would not have been created. But for the incentive of a patent, many new drugs that have high research and development costs but are easy … [Read more...]
On November 17, 2011, Google’s patent application relating to Touch Gesture Actions from a Device’s Lock Screen published as US Pub. No. 2011/0283241. This is not an issued patent. It is merely a publication of Google’s patent application. State of the prior art The invention relates to the operation of a phone. More particularly, it resolves the problem of going through … [Read more...]