This unique course provides a preview of a vast array of cutting-edge drone technologies as well as insight into the best means of protecting the underlying intellectual property.
The following are among the drone technologies - invented by companies such as Amazon, UPS, Disney, Qualcomm, Fuji, Cisco and Google-seeking patent protection:
- The placement of cameras in propellers;
- A variety of means to avoid obstacles;
- The coordination of drones with transportation vehicles;
- A variety of noise abatement technologies;
- Software for coordinating drone deliveries:
- Hardware for organizing drones and payloads on top of vehicles:
- Autonomous docking stations for recharging drones;
- Software to prevent collisions during choreography of multiple drones;
- Gesture controls for drones;
- Cherry-picking the best source of power for drone flight;
- Gently lowering supplies from drones;
- Geo-fencing for drones;
- Adjustable weight distribution for drones; and,
- Precision landing for drones using coded light.
This webinar addresses critical issues associated with protecting the technologies found on drones of the future.
The following are among the issues discussed:
- Pros and cons of patenting and trade secreting drone technologies.
- Ability to detect infringement, especially when proprietary technology is resident in black boxes.
- When the appropriate base for determining reasonable royalty damages is the smallest salable unit versus the entire market value rule.
- The merits of protecting initial proprietary technology with provisional patent applications (or non-provisional patent applications) versus through non-disclosure agreements.
- The ability of the government to take control of drone technologies. The impact of Secrecy Orders and the ability to lift Secrecy Orders.
- Protecting software with copyright and intersections with the fair use exception.
- Ownership of content generated by drones, for instance, in terms of photos or videos captured with drone technology.
- Apportioning value between patents and regulatory approvals.
- Risks of prior art invalidating drone patents. Merits of submitting drone-related patents to foreign (e.g. Korean) examination.
For more information about this webinar visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sxg2j2/webinar_the?w=4