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Friday, December 12, 2008

LG reignites IPR nerves surrounding LTE

Source: Rethink Wireless
The issue of patent royalties is an increasingly sensitive one for emerging standards – excessive IPR burden can wreck the economics of creating low cost devices, and patent litigation can delay uptake of a new system.

LG caused a stir then – perhaps unwittingly – when it showed off the first LTE handset chip last week, and at the same time boasted of having 300 patents related to the technology.

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