It is not easy to find the compromise of standardization and the monopoly.
The standardization gives profit by mutual conformance to consumers.It removes the wall of the different country standard and product.In other words we can choose the product which is not limited to a vendor and the country.
From supplier point of view it is cut two ways sometimes.Standardization create and improve the market growth, this is the common benefit for both of supplier and consumer.However, standardization accelerate the commoditization of the technology even if supplier have been spending huge R&D resources to the technology.Therefore IPR is very important strategy issue.
In this week, we are facing to the hard situation of IPR issue that one of the member company refused to ratify the IPR of IEEE-SA.I am expecting that IEEE-SA and WG will clear this dead lock issue in near future.
But this is not issue of particular company and TG, then we also may have to re-consider the strategy of standardization.This is a good case study for every company, especially it is important to a couple of Japanese company who do not have strong strategy.I hope to follow up this case and try to find the roots of the issue.
Tonight I shared dinner with 8 Japanese researchers at RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE and got back to the evening session.
And after finish the evening session, I was invited to join TGub(Uisge-beatha) at pool side.Unfortunately I was able to join this wonderful meeting only for 10 minutes, because I had to participate the another teleconference of new IoT project in Japan.Because the teleconference was also exciting enough for me, I could not re-join the TGub until midnight.Even it was midnight, TGub friends were continuing the happy time at the pool side, and I got nice single malt as one for the road.