Conversant CEO Boris Teksler discusses making handset FRAND licensing more transparent in the July/August 2017 issue of IAM Magazine

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In “Escaping the prisoner’s dilemma: towards a new transparency in patent licensing”, Joseph Siino, president of Via Licensing, explains that “in economic game theory, the prisoner’s dilemma holds that two rational entities acting in their own self-interest – but without adequate information or knowledge of each other’s plans – will inevitably betray each other and ensure a negative outcome for both. The key ingredient needed for the prisoner’s dilemma to work its destructive magic is a lack of transparency between the parties involved.”  Mr. Siino’s article then discusses how Via is working to bring greater transparency to FRAND licensing.  In the article, Conversant’s CEO Boris Teksler gives his thoughts:

Adds Boris Teksler, CEO of Conversant who has held previous leadership positions at Unwired Planet, Technicolor and Apple: “Via has endorsed a licensing framework and pricing model for LTE that I believe strikes a reasonable balance between licensors and licensees. This transparent approach will help usher in an era of increased market efficiency and reduce the volume of litigation that has historically plagued the handset industry.”

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“Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.” is the new name of MOSAID Technologies Incorporated.