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posted in February 2009
Congress may debut patent reform bill Tuesday
News & Analysis  
2/28/2009   2 comments
Patent reform could be introduced in Congress as early as March 3, as high tech lobbying groups on both sides of the issue turn up the heat.
Intel joins legal fight over Psion's 'netbook' claims
News & Analysis  
2/26/2009   Post a comment
Intel has joined Dell in legal moves to stop pioneering small computer maker Psion Teklogix's efforts to stop the use of the term ‘Netbooks’ for the latest craze in small laptops.
Innovation in a squeeze, says entrepreneur
News & Analysis  
2/24/2009   Post a comment
An increasingly risk averse climate—even in Silicon Valley—and an overburdened and poorly managed patent system are threatening innovation in electronics, according to Steve Perlman, a serial entrepreneur and one of many speakers at the upcoming Intellectual Property Symposium.
Counterpoint: Stimulus package faces technology headwind
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
The Obama administration's economic stimulus package may help by lending capital to tomorrow's innovators. But throwing money at the economy is how we got into this mess in the first place.
Updated: Readers respond to Obama outsourcing column
Blog  
2/5/2009   6 comments
Readers respond to our guest column on the Obama administration's early moves on outsourcing.
Opinion: The Obama administration promotes outsourcing
Blog  
2/4/2009   19 comments
Despite its campaign rhetoric, the Obama administration appears willing to continue offshoring U.S. engineering jobs. That means engineers must organize to save their careers, guest columnist Ron Hira asserts.
Pilot patent program shows promise
News & Analysis  
2/2/2009   Post a comment
Peer-to-Patent, a pilot program in its second year, shows promise for improving what many observers say is the poor quality of many of today's patents by letting citizen experts on the Web help patent examiners find prior art.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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