The global economy is more and more dependent on wireless and digital technologies built on the interoperability afforded by technical standards. The average person encounters these standards from the moment they turn off their Wi-Fi-enabled alarm clock to their morning commute in a connected vehicle.
A single technical standard (e.g. a cellular standard like LTE) can include many patents that are essential to implementation and are needed by any innovator using that standard in its product. Ensuring that the patented inventions deemed essential to these standards are licensed on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms is critical for innovation, product compatibility and consumer choice.
Save Our Standards is a multi-sector coalition dedicated to reinforcing the importance of a fair and transparent licensing system for standard-essential patents to enable competition and allow all innovators to thrive.
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Visit Save Our Standards at Booth 117 on the Expo Floor to pick up a coalition button, and wear your button to the reception to receive a special signature drink!
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