President Obama signed the America Invents Act, changing the country’s patent laws for the first time in years. Obama hopes the new laws will expedite the patent review process and help create more jobs. The reform still won’t stop major tech companies from going to patent war. In other news, AT&T debuted its 4G Long-Term Evolution network in five major cities. Antonio, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston are now covered, with plans to bring the service to 15 total cities by year’s end. Without the T-Mobile merger, it will be hard for AT&T to catch up to Verizon’s already 143 cities. And finally, Verizon is beginning to throttle connections of high-bandwidth users who’ve been grandfathered in to unlimited 3G data plans. If you’re in the top 5% of data consuming users, expect slower speeds when on heavily trafficked networks.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 19, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).