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Near Essential Patents

Patents though not strictly essential to practicing a standard, are incorporated in most available devices practicing the standard; i.e., for practical or commercial reasons are extremely difficult to avoid because the alternatives are impractical or unduly expensive.

See Embedded Technology.


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