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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments