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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> The Microsoft trolls will hopefully stop quoting this lobbyist.
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>> | Florian Mueller, the patent analyst (heâs not a lawyer) who often takes
>> | anti- Google stances, just revealed that Microsoft is funding Mueller to
>> | create a new study about patents.
>> | FOSS Patents: Study on the worldwide use of FRAND-committed patents
>> | Study on the worldwide use of FRAND-committed patents. Many of my
>> | consulting projects over the last few years have related to FRAND (fair,
>> | reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing obligations..
> I thought it was all about supporting a failing crocporation called micoshaft.
> Any FRAND cannot be left to micoshaft or micoshaftees sitting
> on committees. It has to be through completely independent patent
> pools that has one function - licensing for any and all comers equally
> and publish all its licensees and amounts they pay.
> It should never be a biased organization with geopolitical tendencies,
> Then everyone can get on with their business and that of compensating
> inventors without middle men turning into politicians and lawyers.
In practice, politicians and lawyers are often the same. Many politicians are
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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