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Via preps 20-member LTE patent pool

6/15/2012 02:54 AM EDT
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rick merritt
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rick merritt   6/17/2012 12:04:28 AM
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@Dr Quine: Good topic and I'd love to hear some people weigh in on it. IMHO the fear of antitrust actually makes it harder for companies to hash out some of the problems they are having sorting out the madness of who should pay whom how much for what. Sheer greed and paranoia makes the job hard enough without worrying about regulators charging foul.

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DrQuine   6/16/2012 4:03:17 PM
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We keep reading about patent pools and consortia. Are there any legal minds out there who can explain the applicable anti-trust regulations? What is legal, what is not legal, and why? This sounds like a domain that is ripe for collusion.

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rick merritt   6/15/2012 10:14:57 PM
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Update: I am told Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm all decided NOT to participate in the Via group, so some of the biggies got away. Also Sisvel in Italy is said to still be marching down the road to organizing another LTE patent pool. No one wants two pools to deal with, but it looks like they may get two pools and several large independents knocking on their doors.

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Kinnar   6/15/2012 9:40:03 AM
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Simply "Thanks to Nature", who creates everything but is not a competing member in this patents war. This worldly fight will never end the patent creator will die but the war will continue!!!! People competing for patents.

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