"It's an un-obvious chunk of meat that has been sitting there — a little diamond surrounded by a bunch of coal," Steve Price told me last year. "I'd love to tell you more. We just can't."
Today, Price told me everything. More to the point, he emailed me this link:
There are some consumer products where every year brings new innovations. Computers get faster, cellphones get lighter, cars get new bells and whistles.
It's easy to imagine why inventors are drawn to redesigning these products — the technology for making them is changing all the time.
But what about consumer products that have been around for a long time? For the toothbrush, the answer is a resounding yes.
Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 6:47 am
Two big patent cases this summer in the smartphone industry:
1. A jury finds that Samsung violated Apple's patents, and orders Samsung to pay Apple $1 billion.