Violating patents

Violating the patents of others can be expensive.

“Qualcomm Feels Sting of Fine and War with Apple,” The Wall Street Journal, November 2, 2017 B4.  Between a fine of almost $800 million and a major customer (Apple) withholding royalty payments for patent licenses, profit drops $1.4 billion for the fourth quarter.

As you attempt to quantify the risk of violating the intellectual property rights of others, this provides some data points.  Were the directors aware of this risk?  If not, why not?  If they were, what does that say about them?

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Filed under Compliance, Corporation, Directors, Duty, Governance, Oversight, Requirements, Risk

4 responses to “Violating patents

  1. Alex

    I’m not sure the place you’re getting your information, however good topic. I must spend a while learning more or working out more. Thanks for great information I used to be looking for this information for my mission.

    • Alex: Sorry for the late reply. This got buried. Generally, my posts are based on articles from The Wall Street Journal. Normally, I include a link. But online access to the Journal often requires a subscription.

      Christian

  2. Alex

    I am no longer sure the place you are getting your info, but good topic. I must spend some time studying more or understanding more. Thank you for excellent info I was in search of this info for my mission.

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