Why Google Wins by Giving Away Patents to ‘Startups’ Willing to Join the LOT Network

Kevin A. Rieffel 49 minutes ago 1

Google is giving away patents to small-ish tech firms who apply and agree to join the License or Transfer (LOT) Network. Google retains a license to the patents, which can only be asserted defensively and asks the participant stay in the LOT Network for 2 years or the patents revert back to Google. Also, Google gives the participant access to …

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