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Renesas assigns patents to Acacia for licensing

8/24/2010 10:52 AM EDT
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p51
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re: Renesas assigns patents to Acacia for licensing
p51   8/25/2010 9:43:51 AM
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Does anyone think the licensing model, wherein a company with a portfolio of patented IP is available to license to manufacturers (eg ARM) will become a more common model of operation in future?

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VincePG   8/24/2010 4:13:11 PM
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Given that Acacia has sued at least 337 times on infringement claims in the last 18 years, it's a smart move for Renesas. The best way to protect yourself against pirates is hire the biggest pirate to protect you.

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rick merritt   8/24/2010 1:51:48 PM
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Renasas has been driving an aggressive IP strategy for a couple years at least. But this may be one of the first times a large established silicon company has partnered with what many would call a patent troll.

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