Market-based solutions to the NPE ‘problem’ will always trump the sledgehammer of legislation 14 Mar 13
Google launched a website this week which outlines a number of royalty-free defensive licences and asks for comments on them from interested parties. As calls for legislation to combat the perceived problems posed by NPEs have mounted in recent weeks, Google’s promotion of defensive cross-licensing shows that potentially there are market-based alternatives to the heavy hand of the law.
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