Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Vote on FRAND?

World Intellectual Property Review is running a survey about FRAND and the formation of the Fair Standards Alliance reported on this blog here.

WIPR is asking whether you agree that the definition of FRAND must have a clearer meaning to allow standards to foster innovation. There's no link provided to the arguments set out in the Fair Standards Alliance's white paper (found here), but at least one can post comments.

In this blogger's view, the question is a leading one. It's seems to be a no-brainer that it would be nice to have a clearer understanding of FRAND. But what does a clearer understanding mean? Clearly different things to different people and that is the kernel of the problem.

The survey can be taken here.

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