RAND licensed patents with possible royalty/fee
Posted Sep 11, 2012 20:20 UTC (Tue) by BrucePerens
In reply to: RAND licensed patents with possible royalty/fee
Parent article: The Opus codec becomes an IETF standard
I wrote to the appropriate people at Qualcom about this, asking for them to help to get the company on board. I don’t know anyone at Huawei.
I understand that you won’t be allowed to say anything without approval of counsel.
If companies that obviously make use of tons of Open Source software in their products take the stance that they will also attempt to encumber our work, we really should put some social pressure upon them. This is regardless of whether we think their patents are actually applicable or not – they are making the claim and should bear the cost of that.
Of course, we should allow some time for them to change their minds, or for private contacts to do their work.
But there should be a date beyond which we do something, if these declarations are unchanged.
I am happy to speak confidentially with any party, +1 510-4PERENS if you’d like to call.
to post comments)