Navigating the IP minefield Teardown 9/19/2005 Post a comment Constant innovation and convergence continue to increase technology overlap across products, markets and organizations. With increased overlap, the risk of infringing third-party intellectual property (IP) also intensifies. In this environment, having a comprehensive view of the competitive and IP landscape is vital. This can be extremely challenging without the proper processes and resources, especially since the biggest problem is not knowing what you don't know.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.