Padilla, Jorge

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

November 20, 2017
Padilla, Jorge and Davies, John

The Superior Performance of Voluntary Technology Standards

Standards defining how technologies work together have profound effects on market structure and incentives for innovation. They enable suppliers to co-operate and compete in product markets, while allowing diverse contributions to R&D, through a “market for technology.” The governance...Read More

November 2016
Llobet, Gerard and Padilla, Jorge

The Inverse Cournot Effect in Royalty Negotiations with Complementary Patents

The concept of “royalty stacking” is based on the so-called Cournot complements problem. Specifically, it is argued that the decision of a large number of inventors to license complementary patents necessary for the development of a product leads to excessively large royalties. In their paper,...Read More

Padilla, Jorge and Wong-Ervin, Koren

Portfolio Licensing at the End-User Device Level: Analyzing Refusals to License FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents at the Component Level

This article shows through a simple model, that due to the FRAND commitment and because most FRAND-assured SEP holders do not assert their patents at the component level, there is likely no foreclosure or exclusionary conduct or otherwise harm to competition.Read More

Gupta, Kirti and Llobet, Gerard and Padilla, Jorge

The Licensing of Complementary Innovations and the Threat of Litigation


It has been commonly argued that in Standard Setting Organizations the large number of inventors that hold patents for technologies that are essential for development of compatible products leads to excessively large royalties. This wellknown Cournot-complements or Royalty-Stacking...Read More

Llobet, Gerard and Padilla, Jorge

The Optimal Scope of the Royalty Base in Patent

In this paper we make use of the fact that these two royalty bases are equivalent to using ad-valorem and per-unit royalties, respectively. We analyze the welfare implication of the two rules abstracting from implementation and practicability considerations. We show that advalorem royalties...Read More

Larouche, Pierre and Padilla, Jorge and Taffet, Richard

Settling FRAND Disputes: Is Mandatory Arbitration a Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Alternative?

Layne-Farrar, Anne and Llobet, Gerard and Padilla, Jorge

Payments and Participation: The Incentives to Join Cooperative Standard Setting Efforts