Europa: Philips
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 19 Dec 2008 15:34
Number of posts: 1
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The proposed exclusion of non-royalty free standards will slow down innovation because R&D investments can no longer be earned back. This is bad for society ­ consumers and public authorities alike ­ and for the economy at large. It will hurt our region hardest as proximity to (public authority) customers is an advantage. It should not be forgotten that if royalty-free standards are imposed, European investors in R&D will have to give royalty-free licenses to non-European competitors, which is difficult to reconcile with the EU's Lisbon objectives.
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