patent law

Amazon patents blur human-robot lines

Amazon’s recent success in obtaining two U.S. patents (9,881,276 and 9,881,277) for wristbands, capable of controlling employees’ hands and directing their actions, has raised fundamental legal and even constitutional questions about government authority to authorize and enforce inventions. Thus, potentially redefining the relationship between humans and technology by effectively treating people as robots. The looming…

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Amazon Wristband Patents Blur Human-Robot Line, Daily Journal (April 18, 2018)

In an article for the Daily Journal, Dr. Dariush Adli discusses Amazon’s three patents relating to the control of human wrist movements. The patents are directed to controlling the movement of workers by making it faster and easier for workers in the fulfillment centers to accurately locate the bins in which ordered items are stored…

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How to Get a Patent

Every idea begins in a space not much larger than a coffee mug—the human brain. But in the twenty-first century, intellectual property that goes on to become legally protected through patents can (and often does) have global reach. As the world continues to globalize at breathtaking speeds, an increasing number of aspiring and ambitious entrepreneurs…

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