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ITU plans summit to address rampant patent litigation

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http://www.talkandroid.com – The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a part of the United Nations, has announced plans for a roundtable in Geneva on October 10, 2012. The purpose of the gathering is to address the surge of patent litigation and lack of adherence to standards bodies’ patent policies. These actions are leading to more instances of markets being blocked and high-profile cases of goods being impounded at docks. The roundtable discussion will include standards organizations, key industry players, and government officials. According to Dr. Hamadoun Touré, ITU Secretary General, “…patents a (IT news)