According to an interesting piece of analysis from the UK's Register, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor told the publication that because of the recent increase in the number of patent lawsuits related to the wireless industry, patent regulation in the U.S. is ripe for change.
"Patent enforcement has gone too far," McGregor said at Mobile World Congress last week. "It's time to see an adjustment in roll-forward royalties, where people have a business model predicated on charging royalties several times on the same component."
The Broadcom vs. Qualcomm patent lawsuits last year were some of the highest profile spats for the industry, which makes McGregor's comments all the more interesting.
For more on the patent regulation trend:
- read this article from the Register