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.
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.
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.