Issue No.02 - March/April (2008 vol.28)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2008.24
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it simultaneously filed suit against N-Data and settled the case by entering into a consent order with N-Data. The FTC charged N-Data with violating section 5 of the FTC Act by violating a commitment to the IEEE to license NWay Ethernet patents on previously agreed upon royalty terms; the higher royalties demanded by N-Data caused higher prices to be passed on to consumers. <em>Micro</em>'s legal columnist, Richard Stern, explicates the case.
law, standardization, skullduggery, N-Data, royalties, autonegotiation, Fast Ethernet, NWay
Richard Stern, "FTC Sues N-Data for Violating Standards Commitment to IEEE", IEEE Micro, vol.28, no. 2, pp. 66-69, March/April 2008, doi:10.1109/MM.2008.24