A start up company is very roughly based on a 5 year cycle based on capitalization, time to patent products, development cycles, introduction of new product families, market and brand awareness, forming a cohesive team, etc.,
Typically, a venture, angel, or boostrapped finance of the start up is expected to be returned in approx 5 years. So, your suggesting that after 5 years a new companies patent portfolio is open turf, just when they are getting significant traction, possibly emerging from start up?
Our industry does have something very significant for helping other companies, it is called the technical conference, such as DesignCon, EMC, SI University, EDC, EPEP, etc., Maybe it work if we created a big fire in the parking lot of the Santa Clara Convention Center for DesignCon next year?
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.