Working to shape the future of our industry
We’re committed to developing and encouraging responsible patent licensing principles. It’s important to debate the issues to stop the unfair practices that taint our industry. It’s why we actively participate in policy debates with the legislative and regulatory bodies that govern our industry. We’re concerned because we want patent licensing to continue as it was originally intended—to create value for inventors.
In our view
Respectful two-way dialogue and responsible negotiations will result in a fair and reasonable agreement for both parties. A licensor should offer only quality patents to an appropriate licensee, and only after due diligence.
Litigation is not the starting point; it should be an option in the case of unsuccessful negotiations. Irresponsible litigation should result in negative consequences for the actor.