According to a notice on the U.S. International Trade Commission website, the agency will review the trade judge’s findings from March over the obstacle avoidance (’174 patent), the propeller locking mechanism (’184 patent) and the battery clamp (’013 patent) dispute between DJI and Autel Robotics again. The target date for completing the investigation is August 10, 2020.
In this podcast, Brendan Schulman, Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs at DJI, talks about drones, the history of DJI, China, data security, regulatory challenges, and a host of other issues. If you are active in the drone industry or are a drone enthusiast this is a must-listen podcast. The entire episode is a little less than an hour so make sure you reserve some time. If you don’t have time to listen, you can read some of the highlights below.
Update: apparently there also was a video version of this conversation. This one is even more informative. Check it out below.
By now, many people will have seen drone videos or photos of the mass burials of unclaimed COVID-19 victims at Hart Island in New York. We reported on that about a week ago, but so did many other news outlets. Today we learn on Instagram that George Steinmetz’s DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone has been confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the famous aerial photographer tried to capture some photos of the burial scene on the island.
Article updated on April 17th, 2020 with a comment that Steinmetz provided to DPReview.