IEEE Spearheads Patent Pools Initiative

Law360, New York (December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Aiming to encourage the creation of patent pools, standards-setting body IEEE has joined with Via Licensing Corp. in an effort they say will make it easier for IEEE standards-based technologies to be broadly adopted, the two organizations have announced.

IEEE said Monday that its collaboration with Via Licensing, a company that develops and administers patent licensing programs, will promote and facilitate patent pools for technology standards set by the association.

Via Licensing, a subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories Inc., will administer any patent pools crafted as a...
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