Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

Embedded Linux becoming ‘disruptive force’ Wednesday February 18, 2004 – [ 06:00 PM GMT ]  in NewsForge By: Chris Preimesberger


PALO ALTO, Calif. — These days, embedded Linux for consumers pretty much means
TiVo, a Sharp Zaurus handheld, or the wireless LAN gateways you may having
running at home. Although EL is not exactly taking IT by storm at the moment —
and because a whole lot of experimental EL products have come and quickly gone
— it is nonetheless establishing its own place in the world. And there are
those who firmly believe that EL will play an increasingly important role in
gadgets to come.
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Tags: CEP, Complex Event Processing, embedded systems

13
Jan

Robot balloons could explore Mars

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Complex Event Processing

According to this BBC report,
Remote-controlled balloons carrying armies of mini-robots could be
filling Mars’ skies if a project by Californian scientists takes off.
When required, the balloons would launch swarms of “baby robot” probes
to carry out experiments.
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originally Posted to cep.weblogger.com by David Soul on 2/16/04; 11:13:43 PM
in the Embedded Systems section.

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Tags: CEP, Complex Event Processing, embedded systems, Robot

13
Jan

AI to help Martian exploration

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Complex Event Processing


Scientists are developing a wearable, ‘intelligent’ computer system to
help humans or robots explore Mars on future missions to the Red Planet.
The cyborg astrobiologist consists of a wearable computer and camera.goto

originally Posted to cep.weblogger.com by David Soul on 2/10/04; 11:33:08 PM
in the Embedded Systems section.


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Tags: CEP, Complex Event Processing, embedded systems, Robot, science

13
Jan

Lessons Forgot : patent policy circa 1882

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Odds & Sods

Since
I resurrected this weblog I’ve been asked several times if there is any
rhyme or reason for the eclectic set of topics….

…well … yes!

Each section stands on its own but is related to the future of Complex Event Processing
in some way or another!  In future posts, I’ll expound on these
relations and give some insights on how I hope the future will
unfold… in the meantime I thought I’d resurrect some of my earliest
posts (now almost a year old) on the raison de etre for each individual
topic group in this blog….

Tags: CEP, Complex Event Processing, intellectual property

13
Jan

A Brewing ….

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Odds & Sods

SAN
FRANCISCO–A mysterious bidder paid $15.5 million in a bankruptcy court
auction of dozens of Internet-related patents–and then rushed out of
the courtroom.

An attorney representing the winning bidder (JGR Acquisitions)
dodged reporters’ questions as he rushed out of the court room at the
close of the auction.  A document the company filed with the court was
scarce on information as well, so JGR’s business, its owners, its
location and its plans for the newly acquired patents all remain
mysteries.

Tags: CEP, intellectual property

13
Jan

XML Patent : Core Techcnology locked up ?

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Odds & Sods

A news item on consortiuminfo.com (a site discussing intellectual property issues):
This Can’t be Good: Over the past year, there have
been a number of cases where patents have been asserted against core
technologies, raising not only concerns about the disruption that might occur as
a result of the patents asserted, but also over whether the patents should have
been granted at all …..

This news item also points to an article on internetnews .com:
Microsoft Locks Up XML Patent
By Alexander Wolfe
The speculation as to whether Microsoft intends to patent XML technology is over. Microsoft has been granted United States patent 6,687,897 for “XML script automation.” goto

originally Posted to cep.weblogger.com by David Soul on 2/18/04; 11:48:06 PM
in the IP section.


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Tags: CEP, intellectual property

13
Jan

FTC Tosses Out Case Against Rambus

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Odds & Sods

Although the FTC will release its full ruling this coming Monday the agency made its decision
known on Tuesday. …An earlier comment on this site re: Rambus troubles in Europe can be found here: Rambus being hit on all fronts goto

originally Posted to cep.weblogger.com by David Soul on 2/18/04; 12:10:46 AM
in the IP section.

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Tags: CEP, intellectual property

13
Jan

Stop Predatory Patentees

   Posted by: dhcsoul   in Odds & Sods

Patent law’s requirement that a patent attorney be hired every time one becomes
aware of a patent that may relate to their activity is “irrational and
unjustifiably prejudicial,”
The Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”) told the USA’s foremost patent court in a
case argued early February.


Growing increasingly concerned that “holders of wrongly issued patents
on aspects of e-commerce, software and business methods are using the
threat of receiving enhanced damages to extort royalties where none are
justified,” PUBAT decided it needed to act.

Tags: CEP, intellectual property

by  Lawrence
Lessig (2001, 352 pages, Random House.)

I just finished reading this and must agree with the people that
have been insisting  (including those who borrowed my copy before
I got to it!) that I give it a look that it is indeed a “Must
Read”.

Lessig examines the concept of the commons and goes on to argue that
the principle  reason for the success of the world wide web is
that it is, at its very core, a commons. He then laments some of the
growing threats to  this commons, and suggests remedial  laws needed
to protect it.

Tags: CEP, intellectual property

Foley & Lardner is an excellent source of
information on legal matters and industry trends. They regularly publish
and disseminate white papers, articles, surveys, studies, and
presentations on landmark subject matter.


This white paper (pdf)
Crafting an Effective Patent Invalidity Opinion – Is It the Last Bastion of Defense? comes to the conclusion “In
a perfect world, an accused infringer should not have to rely solely on
an opinion of counsel to avoid a willfulness finding and/or enhanced
damages or attorneys’ fees. However, where such an opinion is a
company’s last bastion of defense, due care and consideration should be
taken on the drafter, format, substance, the content of the invalidity
defenses asserted, and the timing of when such an opinion is sought.”

Tags: CEP, intellectual property