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The compendium of posts from The Inkling — Way Better Patents' collection of posts focused on invention, innovation and intellectual property. The Inkling is fighting patent information poverty one post at a time.

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2013

The Rube Goldberg Patent Term Calculator 1/27/13 Commentary — Policy
Dreamliner Batteries - Some Inventions 1/25/13 Energy — Batteries
Freight Train - Clean Tech 1/24/13 Transportation — Trains
The Patentista on the New Innovator's Dilemma 1/23/13 Commentary
Another Change at Better Place 1/19/13 Transportation
Gas from Coal — KBR Edition 1/18/13 Energy — Coal
Another US Solar Firm Sold To the Chinese 1/12/13 Energy — Solar
What is USPTO Up To? — The Software Partnership 1/5/13 Commentary — Policy
The Patentista Drops By 1/3/13 Commentary — Issues
Way Better Patents' New Year's Resolutions 1/1/13 Commentary

2012

2012 Innovation Quotes #6 12/31/12 IP Quotes
2012 Innovation Quotes #5 12/30/12 IP Quotes
2012 Innovation Quotes #4 12/29/12 IP Quotes
2012 Innovation Quotes #3 12/28/12 IP Quotes
The Non-Practicing Entity Conundrum University Edition 12/27/12 Commentary — NPEs
2012 Innovation Quotes #2 12/27/12 IP Quotes
2012 Innovation Quotes #1 12/26/12 IP Quotes
Merry Christmas Patent Style 12/25/12 Our Claims
A Reminder of Summer 12/20/12 Agriculture - Sunflowers
Curious Green Tech Patents — SUV Tents 12/18/12 Commentary — Green Tech
An Alternative Infrastructure for All Electric Taxicabs 12/13/12 Transportation — EV
The Curious Case of Green Tech Bolts 12/11/12 Energy — Solar
A Green Tech Intellectual Property Conundrum 12/7/12 Energy — Solar
Doorway To Green Technology — Green Tech Doorway 12/4/12 Energy — Solar
Electric, Motors — New & Old 11/29/12 Transportation — EV
Another Solar Bankruptcy 11/27/12 Energy — Solar
Patent Alphabet Soup — FTC, DOJ, PAE, NPE 11/20/12 Commentary — NPEs
Clean Tech and The Science of Life 11/19/12 Resources
Going on a Troll Hunt — The Study 11/16/12 Commentary — NPEs
Water Treatment for Fracing and Other Sources 11/15/12 Water — Fracking
Agriculture in the Green Tech Pilot Program 11/14/12 Agriculture
The Jetson's Predecessor, Circa 2012 11/13/12 Transportation
Level the Playing Field — Archipelago Edition 11/9/12 Commentary — Issues
Water Treatment From Fracing and Other Sources 11/8/12 Water — Fracking
A Piece of the Clean Domestic Energy Puzzle 11/7/12 Extraction — Fracking
Answers to Some Basic Questions 11/6/12 Resources
Clean Air, Saved Energy 11/5/12 Air
Word Of the Day — Maieutic 11/4/12 Patent Argot
The Sometimes Inscrutable Patent Argot 11/1/12 Patent Argot
Clean Green Chemistry 10/31/12 Green Tech Pilot
Inventor Lexicographer 10/30/12 Patent Argot
The Secret Language of Patents 10/29/12 Patent Argot
On the Railroad Redux 10/26/12 Transportation
The Commercialization Conundrum 10/26/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Transportation Cleantech - Ships 10/25/12 Transportation
Explosive Detective Bees — Bees in a Box 10/22/12 Government Interest
Innovation — Greater Than the Sum of the Parts 10/19/12 Commentary
Not A Good Day for Clean Tech 10/18/12 Energy — Solar
Clean Tech ICE 10/17/12 Transportation — Fuel
2012 Transportation Cleantech - Airplanes 10/16/12 Transportation — Planes
Government Interest Statements - October 11, 2012 10/14/12 Government Interest
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Book Store 10/12/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Power From Travel 10/11/12 Energy — Renewables
2012 Transportation Cleantech - Locomotives 10/9/12 Transportation — Trains
Steve Jobs — American Inventor 10/5/12 Commentary
Extra Energy for Wind Turbines 10/4/12 Energy - Wind
Better Place — Green Tech Young Gun & Innovator 10/3/12 Energy - Batteries
Transportation Cleantech — Highway Vehicles 10/2/12 Transportation
USPTO & EPO Announce CPC Early Publication 10/1/12 Resources
Government Interest Statements for September 25, 2012 9/29/12 Government Interest
Culturematic - Cultural Machines That Spur Innovation 9/28/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Water Innovations — 2012 9/27/12 Water — Rainwater
Clean Resource Extraction 9/25/12 Energy — Fracking
Government Interest Statements September 20, 2012 9/24/12 Government Interest
Patent It Yourself - A Self-Help Book 9/21/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Government Interest Statements for September 13, 2012 9/20/12 Government Interest
Government Interest Statements - September 18, 2012 9/19/12 Government Interest
Get the Screen Shots 9/19/12 Commentary — NPEs
Strange USPTO Behavior 9/18/12 Commentary — Issues
Inventions in Clean Tech for Industry 9/18/12 Industry - Hydrocarbons
USPTO Green Tech Quick Look 9/17/12 patentECO
This Week's Government Interest Classifications 9/15/12 Government Interest
Government Interest Statements for September 11, 2012 9/14/12 Government Interest
Gridlock -- Not on the Beltway This Time 9/14/12 Wayfinder Reading List
University Research — Big Business 9/13/12 Energy - Fracking
Energy from the Ground 9/11/12 Energy — Fracking
Dark Wake and Data Centers — Green Tech HIghlights 9/10/12 Energy — Dark Wake
Access to Knowledge - A Primer & Thought Leadership 9/7/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Government Interest Statements September 4th 9/6/12 Government Interest
patentECO Innovations - Agriculture 9/6/12 Agriculture
Green Tech Contraction 9/5/12 Energy — Batteries
Carbon Dioxide Reduction - Different Strokes for Different Folks 9/4/12 Air
A Successful Clean Tech Failure 9/3/23 Agriculture
Technologies of Freedom and A2K 8/31/12 Wayfinder Reading List
54.5 MPG by 2025 8/30/12 Energy - Engines
Robo Caller Revenge 8/29/12 Commentary
USPTO Green Technology Pilot Program 8/28/12 patentECO
Regular Men and Women Not Legal Experts 8/26/12 Commentary
An Wang - Patent Troll — The Reading List 8/24/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Computers - "It's deja vu all over again*" 8/23/12 Industry — Technology
Trouble in the Green Energy World 8/22/12 Commentary — Green Tech
Getting to the Heart of the Matter 8/17/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Recycling Tech From Big Industry 8/16/12 Industry
Inventions in Black and White 8/13/12 Commentary — Policy
How "Business Methods" Got Their Start 8/10/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Electricity From A Faucet — Nice Design, But Not A New Idea 8/9/12 Water
Where To Find Business Method Patents in 2013 8/7/12 Business Methods Patents
Water Powered Car — Really? 8/4/12 Water
Imagine - Your Brain, Your City, Your Crew 8/3/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Powered by Lightning... 8/2/12 Energy - Lighting
Perception - IP Is Hot But Incorrect 8/1/12 Commentary
The 2012 Business Methods Partnership Meeting 7/31/12 Business Methods Patents
The Periodic Table View of the World 7/27/12 Wayfinder Reading List
New-Old Batteries 7/26/12 Energy — Batteries
The Way Better Patents Reading List — Start With Tabasco 7/20/12 Wayfinder Reading List
Riding With Cleantech Business Methods 7/19/12 Transportation - Taxis
Here's a Scary One — RIM to Mformation — $8 a Device 7/16/12 Commentary — NPEs
Lightning as an Energy Source? 7/16/12 Energy — Lighting
A Multitudinous Hybrid Vehicle 7/10/12 Transportation — Hybrids
Eco-Friendly Car Service 7/6/12 Transportation — Taxis
WIPO Is Busy Helping Iran and North Korea 7/5/12 Commentary — Issues
A Ray-Gun for Crop Pests 7/3/12 Agriculture
Emerging Patent Business Models 6/29/12 Commentary — NPEs
Uranium: Energy Source, Technology Target 6/26/12 Energy - Uranium
The Environment, Music, Water, and Corporate Marketing 6/22/12 Commentary
Two Claims, Four Indexes 6/19/12 Energy — Methane
The Importance of Early Publication in Wind 6/15/12 Energy — Wind
The Economist Speaks - Clean Tech @ USPTO 6/14/12 Commentary — Policy
Sunflower Season Will Soon Be Upon Us 6/12/12 Agriculture
Prior Art from the Silver Screen 6/7/12 Water
Our New Favorite Video - Corning's Willow Glass 6/4/12 Energy — Solar
A Magical Adventure in London 6/1/12 Prior Art
A Very Cool Invention 5/31/12 Cool Inventions
A Better Bush-Hog 5/29/12 Agriculture
Staircase to No Where 5/25/12 Cool Inventions
Organic Fertilizers Through Electrochemistry 5/22/12 Agriculture
The Art of Prior Art 5/17/12 Prior Art
Removing Carbon Dioxide From the Atmosphere 5/15/12 Air
Advertising vs. Product Placement Patent Style 5/10/12 Patent Argot
Innovation in Agriculture 5/8/12 Agriculture
On Economically Significant Patents 5/5/12 Commentary — Issues
Mean Green Really Fast Hybrid Machine 5/3/12 Transportation — Hybrids
Green Roofs — Old Technology 5/3/12 Industry
How Many Environmentally/Ecologically Friendly Inventions — Agriculture Edition 5/1/12 Agriculture
Environmentally Friendly Transportation 4/26/12 Transportation
Environmentally/Ecologically Friendly Inventions Part 4 4/26/12 Water
patentECO Ecofriendly Energy Inventions 4/19/12 Energy
Today Discovery Retires 4/17/12 Cool Inventions
patentECO — Environmentally Friendly to Industry 4/17/12 Industry
patentECO — The Count on Ecofriendly Inventions 4/12/12 patentECO
patentECO — Environmentally Friendly 4/10/12 Energy
Return on Your Clean Tech Transportation Investment 4/5/12 Transportation
patentECO — Fill 'Er Up - With What? 4/5/12 Energy
patentECO — Almost No Carbon Dioxide Emissions 4/3/12 Energy
patentECO — Gone Fishin' 3/29/12 Industry
patentECO — The First Clean Tech Patent 3/27/12 Industry
patentECO — Add Carpet and Stir...Alternative Concrete 3/22/12 Industry
Blue Gold on World Water Day 3/12/12 Water
patentECO — Reely Local Agriculture 3/20/12 Agriculture
patentECO — Fracking and Waster Water Treatment 2 3/15/12 Energy — Fracking
patentECO — Fracking and Waste Water Treatment 3/13/12 Energy — Fracking
patentECO — Wind & Water 3/8/12 Energy — Wind
patentECO — Lots of Holes 3/6/12 Industry
patentECO — Blue is the New Gold 3/2/12 Water
patentECO — No-Till Poultry Litter 3/1/12 Agriculture
patentECO — Green Technology Program Closed 2/29/12 Green Tech Pilot
patentECO — Low Tech Clean Tech 2/28/12 Water
patentECO — Water on the Move 2/23/12 Water
patentECO — Green Snow Removal 2/21/12 Industry
patentECO — Is Your Garden Clean or Green? 2/16/12 Agriculture
patentECO — Indoor Wetlands 2/14/12 Water
patentECO — A Guitar-Tuning Flashlight 2/9/12 Energy
patentECO — Green Investing in Brown Fields 2/7/12 Business Methods Patents
patentECO — Water — The New Oil 2/3/12 Water
patentECO — Put That in Your Pipe 2/2/12 Water
patentECO — IP Aspects of a New EPA Regulation 1/31/12 Extraction — Coal
patentECO — LightSquared & Clean Tech 1/26/12 Agriculture
patentECO — Green Loans, Leases & Buildings 1/24/12 Industry
patentECO — Solyndra, Neither Clean Nor Green 1/21/12 Energy — Solar
patentECO — Clean Fertilizers for Agriculture 1/19/12 Agriculture
patentECO — Simple Tech 1/17/12 Water
patentECO — New Biofuels at the Jetport 1/12/12 Energy — Biofuels
patentECO — The Unintended Consequences of Inventions 1/11/12 Energy — Lighting
patentECO — Environmental Friendly E-Tail 1/10/12 Industry
Walking Around Correct Patent Classification 1/7/12 Commentary
patentECO — TheWay Better Patents View 1/5/12 patentECO
patentECO — Windustry Update 1/4/12 Energy — Solar
Welcome to patentECO 1/3/12 patentECO

2011

Patent Trolls and Eight Year Old Patents 12/20/11 Commentary — NPEs
On Inventing and Products 12/15/11 IP Quotes
Why Patents Can Make Your Head Explode 12/13/11 Commentary — Issues
Assignees and Full Disclosure 12/11/11 Commentary — Issues
On the Importance of Negative Know-How 12/8/11 Commentary
On the Patent Argot - The Language of Patents 12/6/11 Patent Argot
Access to Medicine and Medical Tests 12/4/12 Commentary — Issues
The Growing Market for Innovation 12/1/11 Commentary
On Inventing vs. Patenting 11/29/11 IP Quotes
Coming Citation Crush 11/27/11 Prior Art
Pandemonium In Patent Pendency 11/27/11 Commentary — Policy
Race Against The Machine 11/14/11 Wayfinder Reading List
The Extra Ingredient 9/12/11 Commentary
Indicia of Extortion 9/4/11 Commentary — NPEs
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