Founded in 1790, the Patent Office aimed to put innovation and entrepreneurship within reach of every citizen. Now, 225 years later, protesters say an out-of-touch system is doing more the opposite.
Nobody loves patent trolls. But new legislation in Congress aimed at the trolls isn't necessary, since the effects of recent patent reforms are only starting to be felt.
Doctoral studies are valued as an engine for development in Africa. If doctoral graduates are to meet this challenge, the very structure of the doctoral programme must change.
Investing in science, technology and innovation can help give Nigeria a positive lift in many sectors of the economy.
Australia has the frustrating distinction of repeatedly producing world-beating ideas - only to lose them overseas. Why can't we hold onto what we invent?
The Palaszczuk government's first budget for Queensland has promised to drive new investement and jobs in the knowledge based sectors.
Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Gojek are disrupting the market for traditional transportation services in Jakarta.
Africa needs private universities. But far more must be done to make them powerhouses of knowledge, research and graduate output.
Rising fees for patents could stifle innovation in Australia. So what how much should we charge for patents?
If we want to boost innovation in this country, we should emulate a scheme that has proven highly successful in the United States.
Drawing on models that have proved hugely successful in major cities around the world, Wits University is creating a large and ambitious Digital Innovation Zone.
There is a long road to travel before South Africa's scientists live up to the grand expectations to encourage solutions to the country's problems and boost the economy.
Men rule the roost in science and technology as women continue to battle against the glass ceiling.
Issues of energy and climate will be solved by engineering, not climate science.
What's behind the fall in the figures for patent applications in Australia? Is it just a lack of innovation or is something else to blame?
Australia can attract much needed venture capital funding through its Significant Investor Visa system, but only if a proposed new system is designed well.
The election brings a new government: what does the next five years hold in store for UK technology plc?
Australia needs to take risks and think clever if the country is to stay competitive in a global market.
Are we ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design how we move into a new era of capitalism?
Amazon Dash can ensure you never run out of soap, washing powder or razors again. But it can't push the button for you.