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The European Commission has launched an anti-trust investigation into chip maker Qualcomm. It is the third chip or memory competition case launched by the commission since July and follows a recent commission competition court victory over Microsoft. A competition law expert has said that the case highlights how confident the …

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The simplest way ...

... of solving problems relating to patents incorporated in standards would be to require the patent holder to place the patent in the public domain, in return for an agreed share of a fixed fee licence paid per unit by those who use the standard in their products.

If the company secretly having the patent incorporated in the standard failed to disclose the patent at the appropriate time prior to agreement of the standard, they would thus have their standard in the public domain and no right to a share of the licensing fee.

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