As innovation declines, ITU hopes to relieve mobile patent wars
According to the Mobile Business Briefing, the discussions will focus on reasonable and non-discriminatory patent policies as so then as current policy, relief and injunction entitlements and clarification of how a royalty base should be determined. Apple, Motorola, HTC, Samsung and Microsoft are exactly named as taking part in the October 10 meeting to be held in Geneva, however I anticipate others will as well be at the table; Google in particular comes to mind, given that it provides the Android platform to device makers, sells its own Nexus devices and as well owns Motorola.
Small software change
Both issues were mitigated even though a small software change, which sounds like an quick and easy fix. Nevertheless in reality, such supply disruptions affect carriers, device makers and, most importantly, clients. And though meant to protect those who bring new ideas to market, these legal potholes can as well hold back technology.