Ah the sweet irony in the statement from IP Watchdog which states that the decision which "reduces the possibility that a patent holder that has made an IEEE RAND Commitment could hold up implementers of a standard and obtain higher prices" somehow represents a "threat to American-led innovation". The IEEE requested this update to prevent cases such as this one which demanded $2000 per location for any business with a wireless router from ever reaching the courts. Unless you feel that the companies whose business model is to sue people based on exploiting loopholes in existing patent agreements in which case you probably do not agree this is for the best. You can read more over at The Register if the legal document from the DOJ is not up your alley.
"The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has okayed new IEEE standards licensing rules designed to end some of the seemingly-endless lawsuits over standards-essential patents – and the trolls aren't happy."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- ARM unveils Cortex-A72 CPU, Mali-T880 graphics, and more
- Watt the CHIP!? ARM pops out THE most powerful 64-bit Cortex for mobes'n'slabs @ The Register
- Alibaba Tests Drone Delivery Service In China @ Slashdot
- Samsung announces ePoP all-in-one memory for smartphones @ The Inquirer
- TP-LINK Competition – Win Faster Wireless Technology! @ Kitguru