Patent pool

A patent pool is a legal trust that owns patents. It must have some governance organization to actually make decisions about administering these. MIT and the Government of China run the largest known patent pools. A much smaller pool is the open patent pool which are licensed to "everybody".

Major issues with such pooling are:

Whether to have such a pool or requirements in Consumerium License is up to the Consumerium Governance Organization, like other license constraints.

A patent pool tends to make a consortium very easy to form. There are signs that this approach is paying off, e.g. the new Chinese EVD standard: