Foreign filers stir patent pot News & Analysis 8/27/2007 Post a comment U.S. foreign national intellectual property contributions are increasing. Their international patent application filings rose from 7.6 percent in 1998 to 25.6 percent in 2006.
WEEE challenges ahead as producers go to court News & Analysis 8/7/2007 Post a comment WEEE legal action has been quiet since the incident in 2005 involving the Irish authorities fining retailer Boots Pharmacy for not displaying recycling costs added to the product price. But producers have been challenging authorities in the courts in at least two member states, Germany and the Netherlands.
Bush veto would harm U.S. stance on IP, warns Broadcom News & Analysis 8/3/2007 Post a comment America's strong enforcement of its intellectual property (IP) rights is set to get a major jolt next week when the U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab declares on whether to allow or reject the International Trade Commission's ban on the import of 3G phones using Qualcomm Inc's chips that Broadcom Corp. claims infringes it patents.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.