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Pothole Patent Submissions on the Rise

Pothole Patent Submissions on the Rise

DAEJEON, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — As South Korea enters the monsoon season, road management authorities are increasingly concerned over potholes, the so-called ‘land mines of the road.’ As such, there are an increasing number of patents that deal with repairing sealcoated roads and pavement. Potholes refer to pot-shaped depressions in a road surface where [...]

Samsung No. 1 in Number of Patents Filed for Self-driving Cars

Samsung No. 1 in Number of Patents Filed for Self-driving Cars

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – Samsung Electronics Co. filed the largest number of patents related to self-driving cars in Europe, data showed Monday, far above traditional automobile manufacturers. According to the data compiled by the European Patent Office (EPO), the number of applications related to self-driving cars filed in Europe came to 3,998 in [...]

S. Korean Companies Begin Patent Race for Smart CCTV

S. Korean Companies Begin Patent Race for Smart CCTV

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Video footage from closed circuit television shared via online networks is beginning to be used as baseline data for big data analysis, raising demand for related core technology as the world enters the 4th Industrial Revolution. To meet those needs, South Korean tech companies are actively applying for patents [...]

Smaller Companies Lose Nearly 86 Percent of Patent Lawsuits Against Larger Counterparts

Smaller Companies Lose Nearly 86 Percent of Patent Lawsuits Against Larger Counterparts

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s smaller firms have lost nearly 86 percent of patent suits against large businesses this year due mainly to their lack of legal expertise and resources to protect their intellectual properties, a lawmaker said Tuesday. Citing data from the Korea Intellectual Property Office, Rep. Kim Jung-hoon of the [...]

Surge in Patents for Eco-Friendly Wet Wipes

Surge in Patents for Eco-Friendly Wet Wipes

DAEJEON, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Wet wipes are a convenient go-to for cleaning, as simple hand wipes, for babies, or for other housework. But at the same time, they’re the subject of environmental and health concerns, with a large majority of the products using non-biodegradable materials and toxic chemicals.  According to the Korea Intellectual [...]

Patents for Computer Programming Education Materials On the Rise

Patents for Computer Programming Education Materials On the Rise

DAEJEON, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Computer programming has become an essential aspect of modern society, in which we are increasingly surrounded by infrastructure and products brought to life through code and computer languages like Java or C.  In line with these tech innovations, the number of patents related to computer programming education has increased [...]