Patent pool

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    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: