ACT today filed comments with the International Trade Commission on its consideration In the Matter of Gaming and Entertainment Consoles, Related Software, and Components Thereof
Given the economic and public value of the app industry, ACT’s members believe that granting an exclusion order for “Standards Essential Patents” is against the public interest. Standards are critical to the creation of dynamic, interoperable technological ecosystems on which app developers rely and from which the public benefits. They are particularly important in promoting the rapid adoption of communications technologies that require interoperability between devices and software. To permit the owners of standards essential patents to obtain exclusion orders would undermine the entire standard setting system
Motorola could have sought exclusive use of the patent but they chose a different route. The rest of the industry has lived with that decision. They must too.