I think it is time when we reconsider the legal rammifications of trying to control thought, ideas and innovation.
If you really want to incentivise people to create, set a fixed fee for a patent idea based upon its use and value. We can wrangle about the details, but we should not allow anyone a monopoly on a single idea or product type. We lose all of the real value of the idea and only the lawyers win.
We can make the process work without all of the cut throat competition issues. Stop the greed, we need cooperation not impediments to progress.
Just my opinion.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.