[LINK] Patent proceeds to fund new CSIRO research

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Thu Apr 23 12:16:33 AEST 2009

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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Carl Makin
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> Patent proceeds to fund new CSIRO research
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/04/22/2549678.htm
> The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation  
> (CSIRO) will use the money won from a Wi-Fi technology patent battle  
> to fund further research.
> Legal action in the United States between the CSIRO and a number of  
> global computing giants came to an end today, with the last of 14  
> companies opting for confidential settlements with the scientific  
> agency.
> (more in the ABC article)
> Carl.

This is good. Now if there was someway of convincing china to pay a
royalty on all the 802.11/// that they were churning out - the entire
country (Australia) could retire.

Total IT production in china now exceeds 35 million units per month, of
which wi-fi components are a large component.
Unless China starts to license technology - it will be left out in the
cold as soon as ACTA is passed into legislation.

Possibly the CSIRO could open dialogue with the chinese embassy on the
basis of good faith negotiations. And possibly they could take a BHP
lawyer with them to demonstrate Australias unity on the issue of
licensing our technology.

And I even think that Nokia, Apple and Motorolla might be happy to pay
for the eventual trip to china....
I blogged about it here-->
http://www.perceptric.com/blog/_archives/2009/4/12/4150850.html wherein
I hinted that the world needs to realise that implementing ACTA WITHOUT
offering the largest economy in the world an alternative could ve a vewy
vewy bad move.

Earlier I blogeed about Australias independent strength as an economy,
based on our copper and iron exports to china,  korea and india. --> Is
Australia the Worlds Last Bastion of Economic Stability ?


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