AM signals: Samsung vs. Apple, drone rules, commercial spaceflight

Dec. 15, 2015

Samsung Electronics has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of its long-running patent feud with Apple, hoping to upend much of a 2012 jury verdict that found the company liable for infringing patents on Apple’s iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal. Samsung was ultimately ordered to pay $930 million.

A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers have formed the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) to promote open standards and interoperability for broadcasters, according to Broadband TV News.

The FAA has announced that nearly all owners of recreational drones must register the machines, according to the New York Times. The registration requirement is aimed at making users more responsible. An estimated 700.000 drones are expected to be purchased this holiday season.

Imagination Technologies has expanded its Imagination University Program (IUP) through a partnership with EUROPRATICE to provide access to MIPS Warrior M-class CPUs, according to Electronics Weekly. EUROPRACTICE aims to stimulate the wider adoption of state-of-the-art microelectronics design.

Blue Origin is boosting its lobbying efforts in Washington in an effort to ensure access to government funding and key launch sites, reports Politico. The company, founded by Jeff Bezos, also wants to forestall regulation of commercial space-flight safety.

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