The Magic Number Blog

Just a few thoughts on Intellectual Property, Startups and Investors.

When Autonomous cars are so perfect, they cause more accidents

According to accident reports released by the state of California, autonomous car companies testing their vehicles…


Forget the smile – just have a Coke and some pot

Coke made big news last week when Aurora Cannabis Inc, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer, announced a possible…


The 1 thing startups must know about patents – or your idea is done for

When US Patent laws changed in 2013, priority was given to the first-to-file, not the first-to-invent, meaning any…


A hearing-aid company enters the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” industry. Pay attention..

This Medical Alert industry, for many decades now, has manufactured devices designed to alert caregivers after a fall…


Ford reorganizes to focus on autonomous vehicles

As with every industry sector we’ve observed, patent investment always leads market activity. We’ve seen this pattern…


Coming to a Bank of America near you: Cryptocurrency brokerage accounts?

On December 2017, Bank of America received their 2nd United States patent within the cryptocurrency sector, bringing…


Think cryptocurrency is a fad? Bank of America disagrees with you.

When large multi-billion dollars companies start investing, it’s officially a trend. According to recent patent…