The large number of software patents in the system creates "weaponized" patents: weak in claims, yet able to take down a legitimate competitor or new entrant to the marketplace. But if innovators opt into a defensive patent license network, it promotes multilateral disarmament...
What if we could keep control of the patent in the hands of engineers and designers ? the very people who created the innovations in the first place?
You might plausibly argue that ice cream parlors and bobby socks reached a peak back when Elvis was still the king, but drug discovery? Not a chance, which is why it's all the more alarming that the way we're developing new medications is stuck in some 1950s time warp. Consider that the number of new drugs ...
A lucky few Americans will try Google Glass. The rest of us will have to look at them.
The web has been relegated to second-class status with the rise of apps, but it's still very much alive. Companies like Microsoft, Google and Firefox are investing heavily in their web browsers to keep them relevant and make the web experience more like, well, an app.
These tiny satellites will be available to snap photos from space and conduct simple experiments for $250 per week.
Engineered from childhood to be a grand master, Susan Polgar is trying to engineer an unlikely chess resurgence in the US.
Chip-maker Nvidia has released artist renditions of its new Santa Clara, California, headquarters, set to open up in July 2015.
The world's first space tourist, Dennis Tito is planning to launch a manned mission to Mars in January 2018 on a round-trip journey lasting 501 days.
Sony is set to announce the future of PlayStation at a gala event in New York City today. Follow Wired's live coverage here.
The MTA is considering reopening the Old South Ferry Station to serve passengers during the long rebuilding process of the newer station, a first in the subway's history.
After a long and careful hole drilling operation, NASA's Curiosity rover has collecting powdered rock representing the first sample ever acquired from the interior of Mars.
If you're near a nuclear disaster -- either a detonated bomb or a malfunctioning reactor -- you are probably going to die, and die unpleasantly. Unless the Pentagon's mad scientists have anything to say about it.
If you have an extra $1,500 laying around, are totally cool with looking like Geordi La Forge, and you want to get in on testing out a gadget that could end up being a trailblazer into our inevitable wearable computing future, then Google wants to hear from you.
What might dolphins be saying with all those clicks and squeaks? Each others' names, suggests a new study of the so-called signature whistles that dolphins use to identify themselves.
There's big, spoilery news for Batwoman in the latest issue of her comic. Here's why it's important.
Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey convinced celebrities, world leaders and you that 140 characters were an essential new form of human expression. But he still has a long way to go to persuade the world to stop paying with cash.
Activision Blizzard says it's drawing down its licensed games business, meaning that franchises like James Bond might need a new home.
Music Hack Day San Francisco took over the offices of tokbox this past weekend for two days of getting creative with digital music. The results, as always with Music Hack Days, were a mix of the practical and the absurd.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted a rocky exoplanet tinier than Mercury, the smallest planet in our solar system. Named Kepler-37b, the record-breaking planet is nearly half the size of the previous titleholder for smallest known exoplanet and is only about 10 percent larger than Earth's moon. The object orbits a star that is slightly smaller and cooler than our own sun and is located 215 light-years away.