Ericsson and Nokia the latest to confirm that they will not license under the new IEEE patent policy (iam, April 10, 2015):
Ericsson and Nokia have told IAM that they will not be making licensing commitments under the new patent policy introduced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The moves, which follow similar announcements by Qualcomm and InterDigital, place serious questions over the IEEE’s ability to implement the changes across the tech industry and to maintain its status as one of the leading standards organisations in areas such as Wi-Fi. Both Ericsson and Nokia informed the IEEE that it would not license under the new policy some months before the changes were confirmed in February. However, ...
Letter from Irwin Jacobs
silent about this issue.”
Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm
Recipient, IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, 1995
Recipient, IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, 2007
Recipient, IEEE Medal of Honor, 2013
Senator Christopher A. Coons
letter to Department of Justice
“I urge @IEEEorg to oppose radical changes to the patent policy of the #IEEE Standards Association.