Don’t Panic: AI Will Always Need You

“Prepare for failure, yell and do not expect anything.” “Before inspiration, comes the slaughter.” “Seek success, but prepare for vegetables.”  No, these are not bizarre threats or samples of Kanye West’s tweets, these are quotes created by Inspirobot, an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven bot that was designed to create inspirational [...]

By |2018-12-18T12:57:32+00:00December 18th, 2018|Blog, In the news|

EU Update: One Year After SEP Communication, Where are We?

A year ago last week the European Commission published a Communication on the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs).  It was an enlightened move to steer a fraught process that has been dogged by litigation, especially in the area of communications technologies. Lawsuits over the licensing of SEPs for communications [...]

By |2018-12-07T13:39:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|Blog, European Union, FRAND, Innovation and IP, IoT, Patents|

The P2B Regulation: A Good-Intentioned Road to Hell

A group of Europe’s SME app developers—representing myriad economic sectors (including healthcare, mobility, software development, cyber security, gaming, and e-commerce businesses)—sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urging them to reconsider its  legislative proposal on business practices of online platforms. The SME signatories warn MEPs [...]

By |2018-12-05T14:24:49+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Competition|

Patents and the Public Interest: What Does the ITC Ruling Against Qualcomm Really Mean?

Earlier this fall, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Judge Thomas Pender issued a ruling in an ongoing dispute between Qualcomm and Apple over patent infringement. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas Pender’s Initial Determination found that while Apple may have infringed upon a patent owned by Qualcomm, he saw no merit [...]

By |2018-12-03T12:07:11+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog, Competition, FRAND, IoT, Open Standards, Patents|
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