As Innovation Declines, ITU Hopes to Ease Mobile Patent Wars

Companies, ITU will meet in Geneva to clarify policies
Hugo Barra, director of product management at Google Inc., holds a box containing a Google Inc. Galaxy Nexus phone during the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, on June 27. Photograph by Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

After escalating for the past two years, there could be relief in sight from the ongoing mobile patent wars. In October the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will hold “a high-level roundtable discussion” with both standards organizations and mobile device manufacturers in hopes of removing barriers to continued mobile innovation.

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