October ECN Meeting “Intellectual Property and Patent Issues”
- Thursday October 1st, 2015, 11:45 AM
- Lecturer: Patrick G Stiennon, Stiennon &Stiennon,
- Location: Secto67,
2100 Winnebago Street (East Side of Madison)
- Time: 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
- This will be during the IEEE-Madison ECN Meeting Time for June
- Bring your own lunch. Beverages and snack items are available to purchase at Sector67
- Please Register at the IEEE Madison Section event page
Event: Patrick Stiennon will talk about intellectual property and patent issues from the perspective of both a patent attorney and an engineer with patents. He will also discuss the rising incidence of patent trolls and what can be done to avoid the pitfalls of the patent process.
Bio: Patrick Stiennon is a partner at Stiennon & Stiennon, formed in 2003 by former partners in the Madison, Wisconsin, law firm of Lathrop & Clark LLP. The firm’s practice is exclusively intellectual property law, with an emphasis on providing patent prosecution services for corporate and in-house counsel. In 1978, Patrick was awarded B.S. Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in 1982, his J.D. University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington. From 1984–1989, Patrick was an engineer at Lockheed Missile and Space Corporation. He is also co-author of a novel “The Rocket Company”, a fictional account of the development of a commercial two stage to orbit (TSTO) reusable launch vehicle (RLV).
October Section Meeting “The Challenges and Opportunities Using UAS Imagery”
- Please Register at the IEEE-Madison event page.
Event: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are exploding as a cost effective solution for geospatial data collection. However, many people jumping into the UAS foray are finding that the production of accurate geospatial products, capable of effectively tying into their enterprise geospatial environments, is not as straight forward as they thought. Struggles arise with understanding data accuracies, knowing the limits of what content can be automatically extracted versus manually derived from the imagery, as well as the challenges around data management. To help understand how to mitigate those struggles, Continental Mapping will present some best practices for deriving map products from UAS imagery as illustrated through several project examples. The talk will provide a solid understanding of the accuracies that can be derived from UAS imagery as well as best practices for manipulating UAS imagery into geospatial data products..
Bio: Mr. Braun has over 25 years of experience in GIS and geospatial technology. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he is responsible for global sales and marketing efforts. Paul is also the founder of Taking Autism to the Sky (TATTS), a volunteer run, non-profit organization that leverages drones to develop social and employment skills for people on the autism spectrum while building quality, 3D products.
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