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This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Richard Stark, Jul 24, 2015 Manufacturers of devices such as smartphones need licenses to intellectual property held by…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Richard Stark, Jul 24, 2015

Manufacturers of devices such as smartphones need licenses to intellectual property held by innovators. Naturally, as profit-maximizing entities, they prefer to acquire the licenses they need at the lowest possible cost—that is, for the smallest royalty payments, or even royalty free. To achieve this goal, companies favoring low or no royalties are busily advocating a number of legal theories and poli

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