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Patent litigation organisations
When patent holders form an organisation to enforce their patents collectively on a field, this could be called a patent cartel.
There also exists "nice" patent collectivities, who's aim is to reduce patent aggression. These are usually called defensive patent pools.
Allied Security Trust has been called a cartel in a few articles, but without any aggressive behaviour the name doesn't fit.
 Related pages on en.swpat.org
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