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. Note that former members of MIPI Alliance are equally subject to this limitation. If a company developed the IP block while it was a member and then terminated its membership, subsequent distribution of the IP block would violate MIPI Alliance confidentiality and copyright terms.

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