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

Heiden, Bowman

The Value of Cellular Connectivity – From Mobile Devices to the Internet-of-Things (IoT)

Communication is fundamental to society, and information and communication technology (ICT), in particular, forms the backbone of the modern knowledge society. Similar to healthcare and education, its value cannot simply be understood by measuring the economic output from the ICT sector – its...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

November 15, 2019

Exit, Voice and Loyalty: Strategic Behavior in Standards Development Organizations

The protection of intellectual property rights and its limits has spurred controversy in the standardization ecosystem in recent times. While conflicting interests in standard-setting abound over a wide range of pertinent aspects, considerations regarding the inclusion and subsequent treatment...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