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Automating Invention is Robert Plotkin's blog on the impact of computer-automated inventing on the future of invention and patent law.

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June 3, 2009

The Futurist Magazine Features Invention Automation as Cover Story

My article on the automation of invention has landed as the cover story in the July-August issue of The Futurist magazine. You can purchase a print copy of the whole magazine through the Futurist web site, or buy a PDF of the article online for download.


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category: Administrative | Genie in the Machine

February 24, 2008

The (Gradual) Return of Automating Invention

This blog has been dormant for quite a while as I have been writing a book on automating invention, currently slated to be published by Stanford University Press in the spring of 2009. I will begin posting again soon, picking up the pace -- and possibly redesigning the site itself -- later this year.

Stay tuned!

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category: Administrative

June 16, 2005

Tutorials on AutomatingInvention.com

From time to time I will post tutorials on this site about relevant topics. Unlike a site about a specific field -- such as contract law or programming in C++ -- this site is interdisciplinary, cutting across the fields of law, computer science, philosophy, and economics, to name a few. Different readers come to this site with different backgrounds and speaking different languages.

Although I attempt to make this site understandable to as broad an audience as possible, sometimes providing links and a few sentences of background information just isn't enough. Therefore, I will post separate tutorials on important recurring topics. Each tutorial will have a primary category of Tutorials and a secondary category matching the topic of the tutorial. As a result, you will always be able to view all existing tutorials by viewing the Tutorials category.

If there is any topic for which you would like a tutorial to be posted, please let me know.

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category: Administrative | Tutorials

June 13, 2005

Welcome to AutomatingInvention.com

Welcome to the Automating Invention blog, where I will explore the social implications of computer-automated invention. I've posted a more detailed description of this site here. If you have any questions or comments about the site, either post them in response to individual entries or send me an email.

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category: Administrative