Sixteen Soundbites From An IPR Workshop
By user804106 on Nov 21, 2008
I will soon publish my impression from a highly entertaining European Commission workshop on intellectual property rights and ICT standards on 19 November 2008 in Brussels, Belgium held at the Bedford Hotel, formerly a cotton mill. Since I attended yesterday at the Commission in Brussels, I am still patching up my notes. Here is a very first impression. These are soundbites from the workshop. Some caused laughter. Others were just strange. Others again did not necessarily have one clear interpretation. I will leave it to the readers to interpret them for now. Feel free to join the debate, web 2.0 style (and do let me know if I am misquoting somebody):
5. - Among the 4000 requests for appeals received by the US Supreme Court, they act on 100”, Suzanne Michel, FTC.
6. - Patent applications are on the sharp increase. It is likely that ICT standards will be covered by more patents, Tomoko Miyamoto, Senior counsellor, WIPO, speaker.
9.- Non-standardized technologies promote interoperability, CompTIA leaflet.
10. - We have made certain statements, unnamed conference speaker.
12. - Open Source is not a business model, Amy Morasco.