The US DoJ allows a standards association’s new patent policy for wi-fi standards, finding it potentially pro-competitive (IEEE)

Feds Green-Light Institute’s New Patent Policy For Wi-Fi Standards, Finding It Potentially Procompetitive* The Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday that it would not challenge recent revisions to the Patent Policy of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (“IEEE-SA”)—giving the green light to new Wi-Fi standards that computers, smartphones and tablets will follow in connecting to the Internet. The Antitrust Division’s decision removes one of the last barriers to the implementation of the revised Patent Policy, which governs the licensing of patents essential to IEEE standards, such as the ubiquitous Wi-Fi networking protocols. The changes could lead to cheaper devices for consumers. We blogged about

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David Golden, The US DoJ allows a standards association’s new patent policy for wi-fi standards, finding it potentially pro-competitive (IEEE), 2 February 2015, e-Competitions February 2015, Art. N° 71373

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