March 17, 2017

Drones That Take Away Airplane Delay Groans

You’re about to head home from a business trip just in time for your kid’s birthday party. They are so excited to be turning 5, they can barely stand it. You board the plane, just as the airlines announces that there is going to be a delay because they need […]
March 11, 2017

I’ll Have Some Fries with That Automation

Man has long wanted automation in food preparation as seen in this clip from the 1968 movie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, of a Breakfast Machine. McDonalds held a promotional event in Boston for what they call a “Big Mac ATM”. The machine created 2 different versions of the Big Mac […]
February 21, 2017
Software source code on dark blue screen

Ten Strategies for Software IP Litigation

Software IP is different than most other IP in that there is no tangible end product. Based on my experience as an expert witness and consultant, the following are a few tips and strategies that might be considered regarding litigation of software IP. When requesting software during discovery, request commented […]
February 11, 2017

It’s a Bat! It’s a Robot! It’s a Robat!

Bats have been a source of flying inspiration for inventors since the days of Leonardo Da Vinci. The bat moves in such fluid ways, and humanity has wanted to replicate this elegance for ourselves. Researchers at Caltech have just taken a great leap forward in doing so. Caltech recently designed […]
January 9, 2017

Thumbs Up for Forgetting Your Wallet at the Supermarket Check Stand

It’s a scenario you know well: you visit a grocery store, spend time selecting groceries, then finally approach the light at the end of the tunnel: the checkout stand. The cashier scans all of the items, and then it’s time to pay. You reach into your pocket, and panic: Your […]
December 31, 2016
Kai Kloeofer and his smart gun.

The Smarter Gun May Resolve a Long-Standing Policy Debate

In 2016, there will be nearly 30,000 injuries and 15,000 deaths from gun misfirings. These injuries and deaths have radically changed the lives of all their families. Gun control is a hot topic politically, and trying to balance the Second Amendment while trying to minimize accidental deaths and injuries is […]
December 8, 2016
US Airways Jet Flight 1549 in the Hudson River

Sully vs. the Simulators and Sensors

I like airplanes and dramas with happy endings. So I followed the story of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his handling of US Airways Flight 1549 when a flock of birds disabled both engines forcing him to land in the Hudson River. I enjoyed the recently-released movie, Sully, starring Tom Hanks, […]
December 6, 2016

How the Raspberry (Pi) Adds Flavor to the Future of Computer Programming

Coding is increasingly becoming a more valued skill in today’s job market. Introducing the concept of coding early on to kids and teenagers could help introduce them to a life-long career. One helpful tool that was specifically designed to teach coding is the Raspberry Pi, which is a small multipurpose […]
November 22, 2016

Virtual Reality: A Real-Life Physician’s Assistant

Have you ever used virtual reality (VR) before? The technology is so promising, you can’t help but wonder all the things it will one day be used for! One industry which VR will especially impact is healthcare. Scientists, computer engineers, doctors and more have been working together to assist in […]
November 3, 2016

Coming to a Wrist Near You: Smart Watch Assistants

With a relatively simple software update, your smartwatch could be even smarter. Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept that can take any smartwatch and make it capable of telling what object (which must be vibrating in your hand) you are currently holding. This is done by changing how often the watch […]