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 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

June 7, 2018
Tom, Willard

Delrahim Restores Balance to Antitrust Treatment of SEPs

"In a recent open letter to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, a group of former government enforcement officials and professors took aim at recent speeches of AAG Delrahim relating to the role of antitrust in standards development activities, claiming that they 'are [not] consistent...Read More

November 19, 2018
Baron, Justus and Li, Cher and Nasirov, Shukhrat

Joining Standards Organizations: The Role of R&D Expenditures, Patents, and Product-Market Position

This paper studies collaborative innovation in the context of the development of open technology standards coordinated by standards organizations. Using consolidated longitudinal data from the world's largest R&D performing firms matched with membership information from 180 standards...Read More

May 13, 2018
Picht, Peter Georg

FRAND determination in TCL v. Ericsson and Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Same Same But Different?

Peter Georg Picht focuses on the treatment of the two core approaches in FRAND calculation, namely the so-called “top-down” and “comparable licenses”. As to the relative importance of these two calculation approaches, Peter Georg Picht mentions that comparable licenses seem more relevant...Read More

8/7/2018

5G – The chance to lead for a decade

This study focuses on the infrastructure needed to successfully deploy 5G and evaluating US competitiveness in investing in such infrastructure. The main take away is that the US is behind other countries (like China, Japan, and Germany), and new incentives are needed for carriers (and others)...Read More

June 20, 2018
Rill, James and Teece, David

The DOJ Must Exalt Intellectual Property Rights

June 2018

Competition, Innovation and Intellectual Property… The Elusive Balance

In this article, Philip Lowe assesses the progress made so far in promoting international convergence in antitrust law and practice. Considerable efforts have been made to reach consensus between jurisdictions, both on substance and process. The OECD and the International Competition Network...Read More

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