I have a question on “License”.
Is it common to use the word “license” (verb) to mean “GET license”?
Dictionaries say that “license” means " GIVE permission or consent to", but I came across the following two examples in which “license” seems to mean “GET license”.
A) NTP requested that RIM license its patents
B) If RIM ends up refusing to license the technology
Here, NTP and RIM are company names and NTP holds the license.
Please advice how should I understand the above cases.