RAND and non-commercial use license to end users

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> Sun, 30 November 2014 17:56 UTC

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From: Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de>
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Subject: RAND and non-commercial use license to end users
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:56:16 +0100
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Let's assume there is a piece of technology for which vendors can only
obtain licenses under conditions which do not allow them to grant end
users sub-licenses for commercial use.  (I.e., they must stipulate in
the product documentation that the IPR license is for personal,
non-commercial use only.)

Does this still fall under RAND terms?  I think it's distinctly
lacking in the “reasonable” department, specifically considering there
are jurisdictions where personal, non-commercial use of a patent is
never infringement (sadly not the U.S., though).