As a bicycle patents expert, I regularly write about new patent filings and technology trends for publications Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, which covers the US bike market; and CyclingTips.com, which reaches a global audience of cycling enthusiasts. Most of the below articles were first published on those websites to break the news to a wide readership. I am a Registered Patent Agent licensed by the US Patent & Trademark Office, and prepare and file patent applications for inventors and companies.
One of the biggest questions on the minds of cycling’s technology-minded types: will the next generation of Shimano’s Dura Ace include wireless electronic shifting? Shimano was of course the first major player to market with electronic shifting (aside from Mavic’s [...]
SRAM's eBike Shifting Patent shows that bikes and batteries are becoming deeply intertwined. With ebikes surging in popularity both in the US and globally, manufacturers have been considering what else a large-capacity ebike battery could power in addition to propelling [...]
Yamaha's e-bike frame patent belies that the Japanese industrial giant Yamaha may not yet be a prominent name in US bicycle retail shops, but the company’s patent filings suggest strong interest in the US ebike market. Yamaha ranked fifth [...]
Campagnolo 13 Speed Patent, 9 to 44 Tooth Cogs Rumors and leaks about a forthcoming Campagnolo 13 speed shifting system have been flying recently. Thanks to two US patent applications published on July 30, we now have a few more [...]
Patent filing shows rotating front derailleurs integrated with the crankset Is bicycle shifting about to get some entirely fresh technology? A recently patent application shows that SRAM has been hard at work designing a wireless front derailleur system unlike [...]
New patent application shows movable stem as part of an array of sensored components that can communicate and control each other. Dropper seatposts have become standard equipment for performance-level mountain bikes. Could the same concept … altering the position of [...]