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Become a patent troll!
Hewlett-Packard has cashed out of a four-year-old Wi-Fi patent lawsuit from Australia's national science agency that's targeted a who's-who list of big tech vendors with wireless products. Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is seeking billions of dollars in royalties from the tech …
The idea that the value of a patent is related to the income generated from its use in a particular product is perverse. Wi-Fi is a great success not because it uses OFDM modulation but because a lot of different companies agreed to promote and provide interoperability to a complete wireless solution. What did CSIRO contribute to the success of Wi-Fi, not a lot, so make any reward 'not a lot'.
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