WASHINGTON EXAMINER, 6 FEB, 2018, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
Ford, of course, may not be the only company interested in making a robotic cop car.
“I’m skeptical that this idea satisfies the patentability requirements of novelty and nonobviousness,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a professor of law and engineering at the University of South Carolina and an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.
Regardless, Smith said, the idea’s likely to be one part of a larger shift.