HTC joins defensive patent pool News & Analysis 12/3/2009 Post a comment Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corp. has become the twentieth company to join startup RPX Corp. a defensive patent pool service started a year ago in a sign the hunger to lower costs and risks of patent infringement litigation is still keen among established electronics companies.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.