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The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014 Alice decision changed the landscape as to how software patents specifically are examined, but the Alice decision also has had broader implications for other technology art areas. 35 U.S.C. Section 101 – Patentable Subject Matter Rejections – have historically been unheard of, but after the Alice decision, Section 101 rejections are commonplace. Also, Alice has been used to invalidate many already issued computer and software patents for claiming abstract ideas,…
Recently, the potential uses for UASs have increased, so much so that some have compared this period for UASs with the period when potential commercial uses for the internet were first being considered.  Drones are being considered for use in various applications including safely fighting fires, measuring and observing meteorological functions and events, television broadcasting and/or recording of events or surveying land.…
It was recently reported by Jim Williams, head of the unmanned-aircraft office at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), that a near inflight collision incident occurred between a drone flying at 2,300 feet above the ground and US Airways flight number 4650 into Tallahassee.  This near mid-air collision allegedly occurred back in March and is just now being reported.…
Before the Wright Brothers and other innovators of flight, man always had a desire to fly.  Now the question is, why should I fly or pay someone to fly when I can have my drone do it?  Known also as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or just simply as drones the uses and potential uses for unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) are growing in number and predicted to be one of the next big technology booms. …