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Standardization Skullduggery Revisited
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 96-99
Richard H. Stern, r.stern@computer.org

This column examines how companies monetize their intellectual property by assigning patents with reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) usage to newly created divisions. It proposes a partial solution to this problem and offers input from the IEEE Micro community.

1. IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws, Section 6: Patents, IEEE Standards Assoc., 2010.

Index Terms:
RAND, standards, patents, licensing, intellectual property
Citation:
Richard H. Stern, "Standardization Skullduggery Revisited," IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 96-99, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.31
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