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On Sunday September 12, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office launched the beta version of their new Patent Data Visualization Center, appropriately called “Patent Dashboard,” as its statistics are shown using dashboard gauges. The page hosts various dashboard statistics including patent pendency (in months), number of patent examiners, and total backlog. [...]

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About fifty million hearing and vision-impaired people live in the United States, yet few consumer electronics are designed to be readily accessible those individuals. Although some smartphones, most notably Apple’s iPhone, have built-in speech software for the blind, others require costly programs to make the phones user-friendly.

Recently, legislation was introduced in Congress to address [...]

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