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Intel auctioning off 5G patents

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Weren't they originally planning to sell this business to Apple? Presumably the sale would include the IP. Maybe they didn't like the price?
 
what might be interesting is for the US Gov't to purchase these patents and allow free usage to companies. US can decide if they want to provide free for all countries or determine what access costs.....odd thought given the trade conflicts and Huawei issues....
 

Daniel Nenni

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what might be interesting is for the US Gov't to purchase these patents and allow free usage to companies. US can decide if they want to provide free for all countries or determine what access costs.....odd thought given the trade conflicts and Huawei issues....
Maybe Intel will just open them up? That would be disruptive.
 
Maybe Intel will just open them up? That would be disruptive.
yep, another way to be disruptive to the next cell standard. It would have been interesting to see if Qualcomm did not have a strangle hold on many of the cell patents....tough to go back in time to see how this market would have been affected by this change.....Intel could open it up and maybe they will. either option would disrupt the status quo from a 'one vendor' IP owner....
 

Portland

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This is the sign of a CFO being a CEO. Fiscal responsibility. I am 100% behind this new guy, absolutely.
It gets worse and worse with Bryant and swan and the too ambitious quote as well as the IP sales are what we know about. Andy Bryant's incompetence is jaw dropping.
 

name99

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Weren't they originally planning to sell this business to Apple? Presumably the sale would include the IP. Maybe they didn't like the price?
It makes much more sense for Apple to buy the patents and hire the people, not buy the business. the problem is that, by all accounts the business is negative value, horribly dysfunctional.

When you buy a business, you buy its existing organization and ways of doing things — bad if that’s not what you want. When you hire people as individuals, you shake them out of anti-patterns, stupid rivalries, inefficient reporting structures, and so on.
It’s not about saving money, it’s about building a business that works rather than buying one that doesn’t.
 
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