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ConsortiumInfo: Patent Pools, No Action Letters and Open Source: Keeping Good Deeds Unpunished

Dec 20, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Back on August 9, I wrote about the fact that a patent pool had been formed by some of the patent owners that believe that their intellectual property rights (IPR) would be infringed by the implementation of RFID technology. I was reminded of this entry when a reporter who was writing about the current status of that initiative called me up to explain how patent pools work. He's written what I think is a very clear update on this situation, called 'The RFID Patent Pool: Playing Poker,' which you can find here.

"The blog entry in question was one of those that I write from time to time that seek to dig below the surface of what is generally perceived to be bad news in order to determine just how bad that news really is..."

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