Quick heads up, the World Economic Forum released a Special Report covering what it considers to the the top 10 emerging technologies of 2020 that “have the greatest potential to positively transform society and industry. The technologies listed include:

  1. Microneedles for Painless Injections and Tests (tiny needles resulting in fewer trips to medical labs make care more accessible)
  2. Sun-Powered Chemistry (visible light that can drive processes that convert carbon dioxide into common materials)
  3. Virtual Patients (replacing humans with simulations could make clinical trials faster and safer)
  4. Spatial Computing (advancements beyond virtual and augmented reality)
  5. Digital Medicine (apps that diagnose and even treat)
  6. Electric Aviation (enabling air travel to decarbonize)
  7. Lower-Carbon Cement (construction material that combats climate change)
  8. Quantum Sensing (high-precision metrology based on the peculiarities of the subatomic realm)
  9. Green Hydrogen (zero-carbon energy to supplement wind and solar)
  10. Whole-Genome Synthesis (next-level cell engineering)

Check out the website here.  Happy reading!

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Dan Shores is a Partner at Rothwell Figg and is a founder of its Boston office. He is passionate about helping his clients build robust patent portfolios, litigate matters (both as plaintiffs and defendants in the U.S. District Courts and in IPR and…

Dan Shores is a Partner at Rothwell Figg and is a founder of its Boston office. He is passionate about helping his clients build robust patent portfolios, litigate matters (both as plaintiffs and defendants in the U.S. District Courts and in IPR and other post-grant proceedings), protect trade secrets, negotiate strategic collaborations, conduct due diligence and landscape investigations, and prepare for success in funding rounds and exits. Dan is a problem-solver who excels at deciphering key translational aspects of a broad array of technologies to maximize leverage in the context of clients’ desired implementation of such technologies whether as participants in dynamic markets or as first movers. Dan is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in the District of Columbia. He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Dan lives in Boston with his wife Lindsay, their daughter Audrey, and their two English Bulldogs Jarves and Rosie.