ITC to hear complaint about LED / LD patent infringements News & Analysis 3/20/2008 Post a comment The U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to hear a case filed by a former Columbia University professor with a 50-year engineering career, Gertrude Neumark Rothschild, who has accused 34 companies including Nokia, Sony, Motorola, and Samsung of infringing her patents for LEDs and laser diodes.
Court denies Qualcomm bid for patent case delay News & Analysis 3/20/2008 Post a comment In the latest episode of the long running saga between Broadcom Corp. and Qualcomm Inc, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District has turned down Qualcomm's request to hold off imposition of an injunction against sales of some of the company's mobile phone chips while Qualcomm (San Diego, Calif.) pursues an appeal of a patent suit won by Broadcom last July.
Wipro aligns efforts on aerospace target News & Analysis 3/20/2008 Post a comment Indian outsourcing company Wipro Ltd. is attempting to fly a handful of design efforts and partnerships into formation to make an assault on the rapidly growing aerospace market in India and around the region, striking collaborations with Lockheed Martin, Boeing and BA Systems.
Exchange rates hit Eurozone, CEE exporters News & Analysis 3/19/2008 Post a comment The mega euro, up 19% to the dollar year-on-year in March, drove down exports from Eurozone countries to the US by 3% last year, to $302B (194 billion euro), according to recently-released Eurostat figures.
India's R&D drive slows News & Analysis 3/17/2008 Post a comment The rate at which multinational companies are establishing R&D centers in India has slowed significantly, according to a study on the outsourcing of R&D.
Amino fights back in patent infringement battle News & Analysis 3/7/2008 Post a comment IPTV set top box maker Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) has strongly rejected claims that it has infringed patents relating to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard . The company added it had not been served with any patent enforcement actions.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & 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? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times