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  1. Here is an interesting low cost low energy LPWAN technology competing with SigFox, which is being rolled out by Dutch Telco KPM. An interesting aspect is it has a location function, which could be used to track transported item.
  2. Elias noted this webinar for 5G. https://pages.questexweb.com/Qualcomm-Registration-20160726.html?source=listing?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRFME1qY3pNV0l6WmpKaiIsInQiOiJmMm5IWE85S3JqTVJiQzlTM2tMTEVHdUZaeXFJXC9XU08xWXMyKzVnNVZFV0dpcklrMFZsUGZ3bUtWVXYrcVRGXC9rSDg4dUFpUmdoYlRvcXRJOVJhaGhuWkQ5azVrZmE1Zlpxb3A1V25VMmpBPSJ9
  3. A new low power long range wide area network is now based in ULTIMO, Sydney. Apparently, it is based on Amsterdam's The Things Network. Here is more information: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-internet-of-things-has-just-gone-green-2016-7
  4. A surprising acquisition of ARM by Japan's SoftBank, apparently because of the potential of IoT. http://fudzilla.com/news/processors/41160-arm-deal-was-all-about-the-internet-of-things Justin
  5. Very sad - The Guardian is reporting the first recorded death because of an autonomous car failure.
  6. That's a great way to look at the problems, Ankur. I remember being driven in Vietnam. They could really do with some sort of machine organisation and control of vehicles on the road. It's chaos their. I suspect that even with less than perfect systems safety would be dramatically improved.
  7. I just spotted this article about a raspberry PI AI beating a fighter pilot - every time. If a PI can do this for dog fights, image what is possible for cars.
  8. I often wonder why aircraft are so safe. Is it because of the safety protocols that are strictly followed by pilots? There is a potential to enforce safety protocols in driverless cars that the human population will not follow, which may make transportation much safer. Something to aim for, at least.
  9. I did a quick search for published patent applications by Samsung that mention "The Internet of Things". The search returned 1,937 hits. It's only a rough search, but it is clear that Samsung already have a commanding patent portfolio. IoT patents will be influential in determining the success of IoT company's.
  10. Here's brief report for Germany: http://www.digitaltrends.com/business/germany-internet-of-things/
  11. One aspect of a patent strategy is a foreign patent filing strategy. But were should patent applications be filed? Two selection criteria are a market's size and rate of growth. Germany, for example plans to put more digital solutions in their factories than the US does. Apparently: It would appear that a European patent application (which covers Germany) or a German national patent application would be a good idea for IoT solutions for predictive maintenance, autonomous robots and assistance systems. Other ideas for a foreign patent filing strategy include: Build a defensive position by filing patent applications in countries in which your company has a business interest. Increase your negotiating power by filing patent applications in countries in which your competitors have business interests, and in countries that manufacture products in the company’s technology area. Scale the scope of geographical patent coverage in accordance with technical idea importance.
  12. Hi Andrew, You said: I agree that "merely" connecting a fridge to a stove is not very inventive. The creative challenge for IoT engineering: There are many yet to be invented ways in which the fridge and the stove are synergistically connected, in ways that is only possible with IoT technologies (i.e. not simply control from a distance etc). Some of these may add real value and consequently commercial opportunities. Justin
  13. Hi Andrew, You and Geoff raise important points about successful IoT enterprises. Because this is an engineering and not a IOT business forum, my response is brief. I agree it is necessary: to understand the application and the underlying IoT technology have access to multidisciplinary skills, including engineering and design to focus on sales and marketing have a route to manufacture have a route to market involve capital partners if necessary The following may also be needed: a great business plan supported by a network of business advisers strategic intellectual property planning, including freedom to operate patent filing strategies (which may be to file nothing) I've started a blog on this site about IoT intellectual property strategy. Justin
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    Will the webinars be recorded and made available for later viewing?
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