26 Mar

No, pools should not be testing for validity

HEVC Advance is often asked why patent pools do not test for invalidity as they do for essentiality. The question implies – and at times the questioner flat out states – that not doing this shows an intent to hide bad patents.  But, argues Jeffrey Blumenfeld, while such criticism may have some superficial appeal, it is fundamentally wrong

Jeffrey Blumenfeld

Co-chair, Antitrust practice | Lowenstein Sandler

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