The U.S. patent system is supposed to reward and therefore encourage innovation, but is beset with challenges: patent applications are growing exponentially, overwhelming patent examiners; patent "trolls" file suits against innovative companies, claiming that they are owed compensation for products designed by other people; and companies like Apple and Samsung sometimes appear to be competing as much through patent litigation as
Several dozen MBA students visiting from China this summer toured a factory here in Maryland, participated in a case competition, studied finance, marketing and cross-cultural management, and learned about American baseball while cheering for both the Nationals and the Orioles (although not on the same nights).
Weekly Washington Post columns featuring Smith School experts.
Google changes its logo every day with clever home page animations, but the latest iteration is more permanent. Weeks after announcing Alphabet, a new parent company, the search engine giant unveiled a new logo on Sept. 1, 2015. Smith School marketing professor Rosellina Ferraro says Google's change is "not so different that it’s going to change anything in consumers’ minds about the brand” — unlike some other
This month, freshmen in the Class of 2019 will attend a series of events to kick-off their experience at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Smith student Philip Peker ’18 writes about “The War for Talent” event on Sept. 1, 2015.