I use this blog to gather information and thoughts about invention and innovation, the subjects I've been teaching at Stanford University Continuing Studies Program since 2005.
The current course is The Greatest Innovations of Silicon Valley (Fall '14).
Our book "Scalable Innovation" is now available on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Scalable-Innovation-Inventors-Entrepreneurs-Professionals/dp/1466590971/
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A burst of creativity?
Source: Patent Failure, by J. Bessen and M.J.Meurer.
What happened in the US in 1855-60? Was it the railroads that triggered the burst of patent activity?