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USPTO to Issue NIRC of Network-1's Remote Power Patent in Ex Parte Reexamination Proceeding
August 25, 2014
Network-1 Technologies reported that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") issued Notice of Intent to Issue a Reexamination Certificate ("NIRC") rejecting a challenge to the patentability of Network-1's Remote Power Patent (U.S Patent No. 6,218,930). In its release, Network-1 said that the Remote Power Patent had been reexamined by the USPTO as a result of an unknown third party's request for ex parte reexamination of certain claims of the Remote Power Patent, which was granted by the USPTO in September 2012. The request for reexamination was stayed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") of the USPTO in December 2012 pending its Inter Partes Review ("IPR") of the Remote Power Patent. In May 2014, the PTAB issued its decision in favor of Network-1 in the IPR rejecting that challenge to the patentability of the Remote Power Patent. As part of its IPR decision, the PTAB ordered that the stay of the ex parte reexamination be lifted and that the reexamination proceed. On July 24, the Petitioners in the IPR proceeding each filed a Notice of Appeal of the Patent Board's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

ABI Research Releases Automotive Infotainment and Automotive Safety and Autonomous Driving Market Research
August 24, 2014
ABI Research reported that automotive head-unit processor revenues are expected to grow from $680 million in 2013 to $1.95 Billion in 2020.

ABI Research: Automotive Head-unit Processor Sector Poised for Growth
August 24, 2014
Automotive head-unit processor revenues are expected to grow from $680 million in 2013 to $1.95 Billion in 2020, according to a release from ABI Research. "Automotive head-units are transitioning from proprietary architectures requiring long development cycles and Tier1-led integration efforts towards platform designs. Ford set the tone back in 2007 with its SYNC solution based on CPU hardware from Freescale and the Windows Embedded OS allowing quicker development time frames and independence from the previously dominant Tier1 suppliers. With head-unit infotainment, HMI, clusters, safety, and telematics complexity continuing to increase, hardware approaches are consolidating and evolving towards reference designs and open platforms such as the open source GENIVI stack, already adopted by BMW. This allows car OEMs to increase the reuse of software and middleware while decreasing costs and time-to-market and at the same time leveraging open ecosystems of suppliers," said VP and practice director Dominique Bonte.

Memsic Unveils Monolithic 3D Accelerometer
August 24, 2014
Memsic has reported the availability of its MXC400xXC, calling it the world's first monolithic 3D accelerometer, and also the first 3D accelerometer to utilize WLP technology.

Service Delivery Hinged On ICTs
August 24, 2014
The City of Harare (COH) can benefit from harnessing the benefits that come with the use of information communication technologies (ITCs) by enhancing the participation of ordinary citizens, enhancing ICT use in revenue collection, improving the quality and delivery of critical services like water and health. In sub-Saharan Africa over 40% of the population have access to a mobile device.

Star-News (Wilmington, NC)
August 23, 2014
Whether or not a Navassa bar and dance club should get a mixed-beverage permit, or liquor license, was the major topic of discussion at the Navassa Town Council meeting Thursday.

TechSci Brings Out Global Pico Projector Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019
August 22, 2014
TechSci Research released its new publication, 'Global Pico Projector Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019'. According to a release from the company, pico projector, also referred to as pocket or handheld projector technology, is a version of a traditional projector.

Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee)
August 22, 2014
Man charged in gas thefts A former member of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine Rescue has been arrested and charged with theft after Hamilton County Sheriff's investigators say he stole fuel from Hamilton County gas pumps.

Miami
August 22, 2014
TIPP CITY Residents gain option for second water meter The Tipp City Council voted 4-3 Monday to give city residents the option of installing a second water meter to avoid paying sewage charges for water used for outdoor purposes.

NEC Display Solutions NP-M332XS
August 15, 2014
The NEC Display Solutions NP-M332XS projector ($959) is appropriately bright for a small to midsize room, and it offers a short-throw lens to let you throw a big image from close to the screen. Its image quality is good, but not great, butif you need a short-throw projector with XGA (1,024-by-768) resolution, it's worth considering. The TheM332XSis essentially an XGA (1,024-by-768) variation on the Editors' Choice NP-M352WS. It offers most of the same capabilities as its WXGA (1,280-by-800) cousin.It's built around a single DLP chip. As with most DLP projectors, it offers 3D support, which you won't find in most LCD-based data models, including the Epson PowerLite 965 XGA 3LCD Projector, our Editors' Choice for XGA models for a small to midsize room. And unlike some DLP projectors it even supports HDMI 1.4a, which lets it accept 3D signals over an HDMI connection from video devices like Blu-ray players.


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