creativity http://michiganradio.org en What patent changes will mean for inventors http://michiganradio.org/post/what-patent-changes-will-mean-inventors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">March 16 is a big day </span>for innovators, inventors and creators. That's the day that the United States will change it's patent system from the first-to-invent system of filing for a patent to the first-to-file system.&nbsp;</p><p>For many companies and creative individuals, the pressure's on to take advantage of the current patent system before the big day.</p><p>But will the change hurt or help businesses and universities?</p><p>Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with two University of Michigan professors: Bryce Piltz, an assistant professor in the Entrepreneurship Clinic, and Max Shtein, a professor in the Entrepreneurship Master's Program and in Materials Science and Engineering</p><p><em>You can listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:02:28 +0000 Stateside Staff 11469 at http://michiganradio.org What patent changes will mean for inventors MSU study claims video game play adds to children's creativity http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-study-claims-video-game-play-adds-childrens-creativity <p><a href="http://news.msu.edu/story/9971/">A new Michigan State University study</a> finds that children who play video games are more creative. MSU researchers studied nearly 500 12-year-olds and found the more video games the children played the more creative they were in tasks such as drawing pictures and writing stories.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The use of cell phones and the Internet appeared unrelated to creativity.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 20:01:02 +0000 Steve Carmody 4837 at http://michiganradio.org MSU study claims video game play adds to children's creativity U of M conference shines spotlight on the "creative process" http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-conference-shines-spotlight-creative-process <p>The &ldquo;creative process&rdquo; will take center stage at a <a href="http://artsonearth.org/michmtg.php">conference</a> this week at the <a href="http://umich.edu">University of Michigan</a>.</p><p>Theresa Reid heads up <a href="http://artsonearth.org/index.php">ArtsEngine</a> at the University of Michigan, and she believes &ldquo;art making&rdquo; should have a higher profile at research universities:</p> Tue, 03 May 2011 20:08:41 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 2329 at http://michiganradio.org U of M conference shines spotlight on the "creative process"