My company is a member of MIPI Alliance. We want to license an IP block that implements a MIPI specification from a non-member, and implement it in our products. Can we do so?
No. A non-member who is creating and licensing an IP block that implements a MIPI specification is making an unauthorized use of MIPI intellectual property. The non-member will have accessed the specification via improper means and is using it without MIPI Alliance’s consent. A company that receives misappropriated or infringing materials from a non-member will be complicit in (and potentially liable for) this wrongful behavior, even if they could obtain authorized access to similar materials via their membership in MIPI Alliance.