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Congress may debut patent reform bill Tuesday
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
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Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
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Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).