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  • Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: Aon Risk Services' digital property collateral protection, Capitalogix's advanced ...

  • Long ago, maternity wear was one of the unmentionables of fashion. That changed forever in 1937, when sisters Elsie and Edna Frankfurt founded Page Boy, America's first h...

  • Innovators across North Texas and entrepreneurs all over the U.S. are racing to launch (and patent) the latest breakthrough AI. That can lead to IP policy issues as emerg...

  • Working in UT Dallas' UTDesign Capstone program, the student team is developing an automated agility course that motivates pets to stop their lazy sofa-surfing and jump a...

  • Many hospitals overwhelmed by the pandemic have dealt with patient medication labeling the old-fashioned way—with quickly scrawled, handwritten info taped to syringes a...

Fort Worth’s Rainwater Charitable Foundation Awards $600K in Prizes for Brain Research

by | Jan 27, 2023
The foundation—launched in the early 1990s by Fort Worth billionaire and philanthropist Richard E. Rainwater—said that this year's $400K Outstanding Innovation Prize will be awarded to a team from the University of California San Diego and Washington University. Dr. Susanne Wegmann of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) will be awarded the $200K Rainwater Prize for Innovative Early-Career Scientist.
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Calendar: Not-to-Miss Events for Innovators in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has plenty to see, hear, and watch. Here are our editors' picks.

Plus, you'll find our selections to "save the date."
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AI Innovation: U.S. Patent Office to Hold Public Meeting in Dallas on Emerging Tech, IP Challenges
by | Jan 26, 2023
Innovators across North Texas and entrepreneurs all over the U.S. are racing to launch (and patent) the latest breakthrough AI. That can lead to IP policy issues as emerging tech hits the market. On February 8, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will a public meeting to discuss how to promote innovation in AI and Machine Learning tech, to be held virtually and in person at the Arts District Mansion in Dallas. "The takeaways will shape future work on AI and ET policy," says USPTO Director Kathi Vidal.
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The Last Word: The USPTO on How Three Dallas Sisters Gave Maternity Wear a Stylish Innovation

by | Jan 23, 2023
Long ago, maternity wear was one of the unmentionables of fashion. That changed forever in 1937, when sisters Elsie and Edna Frankfurt founded Page Boy, America's first high-end maternity wear firm, in Dallas. In 1939, the sisters patented their game-changing solution: an adjustable skirt design for pregnant women that "accommodated" a baby bump instead of clumsily trying to hide it. They engineered a "window" in front of the skirt that expanded using drawstrings—while keeping the hemline stylishly parallel to the ground. 
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Irving’s Caris Life Sciences Closes On $400M Secured Term Loan
by | Jan 23, 2023

Caris Life Sciences, the Irving-based biotech company, announced Thursday that it closed a senior secured term loan providing up to $400 million in capital from OrbiMed and Braidwell, bringing its funding total since 2018 to roughly $1.7 billion....

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Dallas Invents: 115 Patents Granted for Week of January 17
Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 9 for patents out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: 7-Eleven's object tracking system, AiTax's tax planning using video-based graphical user interface and AI, Amazon's transfer protocol for ultra-wideband (UWB), Apple's monitoring framework for cellular communication, AT&T's auto machine learning via optimal hybrid AI formulation from crowd, KPMG's method for enriching and normalizing data, and USAA's automous vehicle barricade.
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TAMEST Honors UT Southwestern Researcher for Work on Parasitic Disease
by | Jan 20, 2023

An associate professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas will receive the 2023 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Biological Sciences from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) for increasing the understanding of schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms that infect hundreds of millions of the world’s poorest people, including children....

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