[Fsfe-ie] Patent landrush threatens Wi-Fi standards | The Register

Barry Mahon barry.mahon at iol.ie
Tue Oct 5 10:48:37 CEST 2004

An extract:

"With the emerging WiMAX and RFID wireless technologies both subject to major patent claims, as well as numerous intellectual property disputes in
Wi-Fi, the arguments are growing louder that standards are kept royalty-free. This would basically give companies – particularly start-ups – the
choice of keeping their inventions proprietary and seeking to build a de facto standard with a full royalty revenue stream, Qualcomm-style; or
donate the innovations to industry bodies for free, but with the hope of creating a far larger market in a shorter timescale, in which to sell
products and services"

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