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  • By James Daly Corville Allen wants to take the mystery out of getting a patent. “It’s not hard—you’ve just got to know what you’re doing,” says Allen, a senior technical staff member...

    February 10, 2020
  • By Margaret Popper For IBM Fellow Chieko Asakawa, necessity was definitely the mother of invention. In 1982, as a new graduate of Otemon Gakuin University in Osaka, she was not thrilled by the...

    February 07, 2020
  • By Matt Hunter Sarbajit Rakshit’s path to becoming an inventor started with a universal desire: to impress his father, a mathematics teacher in Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. While working as...

    February 07, 2020
  • By Tim Race Sometimes a patentable idea is discovered by accident. Literally. Six years ago, while a doctoral student in computer science at the National University of La Plata, in Argentina,...

    February 06, 2020
  • By James Daly The cliché often associated with breakthrough inventions imagines the moment of creative insight coming in a flash. As when Newton’s falling apple supposedly inspired his theory...

    February 03, 2020
  • It’s a remarkable winning streak. Recently, for the 27th consecutive year, IBM announced it had received more U.S. patents than any other company. What’s more, the total for 2019—9,262...

    February 03, 2020
  • Distinguished Engineer, IBM Cloud By Mark Joyella A few years ago when Ajay Apte’s managers and mentors suggested a move away from a team where he’d had huge success into a new part of the...

    January 30, 2020
  • IBM Distinguished Research Staff Member, Senior Manager of Accelerator Architectures and Machine Learning High-performance computing usually relies on precise mathematics. So, you might think that...

    January 30, 2020