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A question

From: Alexander Hristov <ahristov@planetalia.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:20:53 +0200
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Let's suppose that a company has solved a problem that a WG is dealing with :

  - a more recent technology or approach A that is not (yet) patented. Being more recent, it is usually better.
  - an older technology or approach B upon which it has already been granted a patent.

Now, let's take this quizz : Which of the following is most likely to happen:

a) The company will suggest A to the WG, using the RF model
b) The company will suggest B to the WG, using the RAND model
c) The company will give up IP rights on B, and will suggest B to the WG using the RF model.
d) The company will file a patent for A, then suggest A to the WG, using the RAND model.
e) The company will file a patent for A, then suggest A to the WG by using the RF model, and when the patent is granted
"oh, we are so sorry, we didn't know about this, we didn't think it was relevant. Well ,we guess life is like this,
anyway, you have to pay royalties to us"

Now using the previous exercise, calculate the asymptotic relative numbers of RAND vs RF standards.
[Correct answer : 100% RAND, 0% RF]


Alexander
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 04:23:33 GMT

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