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Showcasing the start-ups driving the Internet of Things

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Innovation and start-ups go hand in hand. So it’s not surprise that the Internet of Things (IoT) ‘Start-up Showcase’ was a highlight at Semicon West 2014. This session featured five start-ups whose technology demonstrated not only the exciting products that are driving the IoT wave, but also the importance of R&D and patent-protected inventions. Pellucid GPS: […]

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What’s the Internet of Things, anyway?

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There are a host of reasons to love San Francisco. Great food, picturesque vistas – and inspirational technology.   That’s why for so many engineers, Semicon West is a like a hot-spot tourist destination.  And at this year’s show, the sun was shining on the Internet of Things (IoT). Mark Adams, President of Micron Technology, kicked […]

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Semicon West – Buzzing about the Internet of Things

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Jeff Robertson – July 22, Final – 735 words. Posted Aug 6-7/14. Communication theory gave us the concept of the signal to noise ratio as a measure of the useful information in a message.  I propose a new metric:  buzzwords per square meter.  The highest values seem to be found at trade shows and industry […]

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What’s that whooshing sound? Xerox’s deadline rushing by

Posted by Jeffrey Robertson on 

Xerox has announced a delay in its auction of 239 patents, planned for July 24-29, citing “numerous requests” from potential bidders for additional time. The company also increased the number of patents to 546. While a skeptic may claim the delay is really due to a lack of interest, I think it’s more likely that […]

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SPOTTING A PATENT TROLL – A SEVEN-POINT GUIDE

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We’ve all heard of the apocryphal art gallery visitor who confidently asserted, “I don’t know if it’s art, but I know what I like.” When it comes to patent licensing, the prevailing mood seems to be, “I don’t know what a patent troll is, but I know what I hate.” The Congress, several dozen state […]

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Patent trolls go to Washington, or how U.S. politicians are rallying against extortionist demand letters

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Adam Carolla, one of the most popular podcasters in the U.S., is sued by a patent troll. The story goes viral. Across the country, state Attorneys General are using consumer protection laws to guard their small businesses from the predacious patent trolls. And here’s something previously unthinkable: the President of the United States, in the […]

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Stand Up To The Demand: Patent Trolls Beware

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The greatest long-term threat to the U.S. patent system does not come from its professional opponents – those large businesses and their political allies who stand to profit from enfeebled patent rights. A deeper harm is caused by unscrupulous patent trolls who use extortionist “demand letters” to victimize small businesses. This practice, we believe, is […]

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The growing importance of IP in economic transactions – a two-day overview

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2014 IP Investments & Markets town hall meeting was held on June 17-18 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was hosted by the non-profit Center for Applied Innovation, with Ocean Tomo LLC as the presenting sponsor. TechNexus, a venture collaborative located on the 12th floor of the Opera House Building, was the venue provider. With attendance […]

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Is Tesla giving up its patents? Nope, Elon Musk is offering a cross-license

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George Mason Law Professor Adam Mossoff published an article in the university’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week titled “Tesla’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!” Mossoff’s piece is in response to a blog post by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, revealing that the electric car company would not sue […]

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Dominion Harbor Group Commits to Principled Patent Licensing

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In my last blog post, I wrote that with patent reform efforts in Congress stalled, we expected reform efforts to continue elsewhere – specifically citing the growing movement within the patent licensing industry itself to develop a voluntary code of conduct or standards of ethical behavior, just like responsible members of other industries do. Sometimes […]

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