MPEG LA Sues Alcatel Lucent for Breach of MPEG-2 Patent Pool Contractual Obligations
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 06 Nov 2007 15:00
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
According to the complaint filed in the Court of Chancery for the State of Delaware, Alcatel promised to make available to Licensees through MPEG LA's MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License all MPEG-2 essential patents which Alcatel can license or sublicense - and not take any action to subvert that commitment. But rather than abide by that promise, Alcatel and Lucent created the Trust to hold patents that Alcatel was and is required to place into the MPEG-2 License, and has taken the position that the essential MPEG-2 patents purportedly transferred to the Trust cannot be placed in the MPEG-2 License.
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