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12/10/2013 11:50 AM EST
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Strong IP?
EFosters   12/10/2013 2:33:11 PM
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Any idea just how strong the IP is of Spanison?  I've assumed they have some pretty fundamental memory IP if they were able to get the big boy Samsung to settle while Spansion was in an extremely weak state during its bankruptcy. 

I scratch my head as an observer of the various IP battles happenig in the industry.  Is it a good thing, or not?  As an engineer, I see the importance of protecting one's IP.  If I were in Spanison's shoes I think I would want to fight tooth and nail too and not necessarily settle either. 

A price should be paid for misuing IP, but it is also true that some companies get to the same conclusion indepentant of one another as well.  How do you parse that?  Do you just reward the company that filed the paperwork first?

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