Papers and Studies

September 2017
Padilla, Jorge and Davies, John and Boutin, Aleksandra

Economic Impact of Technology Standards

Jorge Padilla, John Davies and Aleksandra Boutin

"Our research has shown that industries based on open technology standards, agreed through voluntary participation in industry bodies, have an impressive record of innovation. We looked in particular at the mobile telephony industry, which...Read More

January 8, 2020

Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries

The European Commission has published its biannual Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries (Third Country Report).

The Third Country Report identifies countries outside of the European Union in which the state of intellectual property...Read More

September 2019
Teece, David

5G and the Global Economy: How Static Competition Policy Frameworks Can Defeat Open Innovation

Wireless telecommunications help knit together the global economy. The efforts of hundreds of thousands of engineers employed by thousands of firms have cooperated and competed to deliver solutions, not just compatible across firms but continually improving across time. This miracle of...Read More

January 5, 2019
Galetovic, Alexander and Haber, Stephen

SEP Royalties: What Theory of Value and Distribution Should Courts Apply?

In this paper, Alexander Galetovic and Stephen Haber argue that in adjudicating the value of SEPs, courts should do what they normally do in pricing an asset or the flow of income it produces; rely on information from the market – the “comparables” technique. As they note, courts should ask...Read More

November 2, 2018
Barnett, Jonathan

Antitrust Overreach: Undoing Cooperative Standardization in the Digital Economy

Information technology markets in general, and wireless communications markets in particular, rely on standardization mechanisms to develop interoperable devices for rapid and secure data processing, storage and transmission. From 2G through the emergent 5G standard, wireless...Read More

October 30, 2018
Effraimidis, Georgios and Wong-Ervin, Koren

Recommendations Following the FTC’s October 2018 Hearings on IP and Innovation

On October 23-24, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings on intellectual property (IP) and innovation as part of its broader ongoing hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The hearings focused on the role of IP protection in promoting innovation...Read More

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