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Friday Factoid – 1.4.13

January 10, 2013

In mid-2012, Google began to include in its Transparency Report the number of “take down notices” it receives. These notices…

Friday Factoid – 12.07.12

December 14, 2012

In its bankruptcy filing earlier this year, Hostess Brands, Inc. assessed the combined value of its Twinkies, Ding Dong, Ho-Hos,…

Friday Factoid – 11.30.12

November 30, 2012

The value of the intangible assets in the U.S. economy reached an estimated $14.5 trillion in 2011. Source:

Friday Factoid – 11.23.12

November 23, 2012

Patentable inventions must be novel, useful and not obvious.  The USPTO sometimes makes surprising determinations regarding what is patentable.  A…

Friday Factoid – 11.16.12

November 16, 2012

Domain names may cost $10 per year or less to register, and they can very quickly become very valuable intellectual…

Friday Factoid – 11.9.12

November 9, 2012

Many celebrities earn substantial royalties long after they die.  Forbes reports that for 2012 the top earning deceased celebrities were…

Friday Factoid – 11.2.12

November 2, 2012

A 1998 study by the Brookings Institution reported that 85 percent of Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) companies’ market…

Friday Factoid – 10.26.12

October 26, 2012

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. President who was issued a United States patent.  This patent, No. 6,469, was granted…

Friday Factoid – 10.19.12

October 19, 2012

During the first three quarters of 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office received 309,554 trademark applications (76% of…

Friday Factoid – 10.12.12

October 12, 2012

Coca-Cola remains the world’s most valuable brand, which Interbrand valued in 2012 at $77.8 billion.  Apple’s global brand value in…