OIN is all sorts of things including a patent pool
Posted Nov 24, 2010 17:43 UTC (Wed) by FlorianMueller
In reply to: And MS gets "certain [Novell] IP assets"
Parent article: Novell sold to Attachmate
In this blog post I outlined the three functions of the OIN. It buys up patents at auctions; it wants to serve as a deterrent (mutually assured damage); and it tries to establish a plurilateral cross-license agreement. All three of those activities are related to the concept of a "patent pool".
The problem is just that the OIN doesn't appear to have had a verifiable positive impact in any of those areas.
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