As one who has had two projects stilted by Tesserra's ridiculous IP claims I find this whole soap opera kind of funny. Poetic justice perhaps. Karma.
Here you have a bunch of IP trolls (who have never made anything) battling it out with a bunch of finance guys (who have never made anything) over the table scraps of a flawed business model using black mail proxy fights.
Would the world be a better place if all this intellect were redirected to a more productive use?
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.