Patent Pools: No Further Innovation?

Patent pools work well for standards-based technologies; for everything else, they are anti-competitive Often, multiple patents around a specific technology area lead to entangled patents, claims of one often pervading into the other. Besides creating patent thickets, such a scenario leads to complexities in litigation. Patent pools were formulated with the idea of preventing such casualties. Patent pools should ideally encourage increased licensing of patents, enable exchange of technical Read more [...]

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