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Alcatel-Lucent to license patents through RPX Corp.

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) announced that it will offer access to its worldwide portfolio, which includes approximately 29,000 issued patents, through a licensing syndicate to be formed by RPX Corporation (RPXC). Alcatel-Lucent’s worldwide patent portfolio is relevant to a broad range of technologies, including fixed line and wireless communications, semiconductors, consumer electronics, multimedia, optical, software, cloud computing, applications and network security. “We have chosen to undertake an innovative approach to realizing the value of our world-class patent portfolio, and while retaining ownership of our patents, we seek to expand access to them for a diverse set of industries," Alcatel-Lucent's CEO said.