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Huawei faces UK sales ban if it doesn't cough up 4G patent tithes

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Re: If Huawei agreed an payment plan with Ericson

"Purchasing a patent that is already in force and being paid for is simply a matter of buying an asset. "

Humbug. Patents were originally intended to benefit and encourage inventors, but today that intention has been distorted into a welfare scheme for large companies. I bet the original inventors of these patents got a one-time bonus of €1000 or so. Now some company that had nothing to do with the invention at all will get free money from (indirectly) Huawei's customers. One of the real downsides of modern capitalism.

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