[Ip-health] The LOT patent pool

Erik Josefsson erik.hjalmar.josefsson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 21:36:23 PDT 2015


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Why is LOT not a cartel?

//Erik


On 17/06/15 17:38, Jamie Love wrote:
> ​This patent pool claims to manage 300,00 patents​, including more than
> 50,000 US issued patents.
> 
> ​The current membership list includes innovative companies such as Dropbox,
> Ford Motor Company, Google, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Mazda, Pandora, Red Hat,
> SAP, SAS Institute, and Uber, among others.​
> 
> http://www.lotnet.com/lotnet-solution/index.cfm
> 
> Who we are and what we do
> 
> LOT ("License on Transfer") Network was established by leading technology
> companies to reduce the number of patent infringement claims received from
> non-practicing entities that purchase patents for the sole purpose of
> enforcing them (called Patent Assertion Entities, or PAEs). Companies
> participating in LOT Network obtain licenses effective upon the transfer of
> patents by other participants to non-participants, e.g., PAEs.
> 
> As of the launch of the organization in July 2014, the LOT Network had
> already contained nearly 300,000 patent assets, including over 50,000 US
> issued patents.  Two of the LOT Network Users can be found on the 2013 Top
> 10 US patent recipients list.
> 
> By reducing the number of patents potentially available to PAEs, it
> mitigates the risk of costly litigation and allows such companies instead
> to focus on making and selling innovative products and services. For more
> information on how to join the LOT Network, click here.
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