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post #22 of (permalink) Old 2015-07-12, 12:11 PM
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Why not? Many companies have huge revenue streams from patent licensing. (Sony is one example of this. MS has attempted it but with limited success.) Another possibility is cross-licensing of patents. It's a very useful way of incorporating popular new features while warding off law suits over the use of those features.
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