Stanford Law School

February 2018
Lemley, Mark and Simcoe, Timothy

How Essential Are Standard-Essential Patents?

Courts, commentators, and companies have devoted enormous time and energy to the problem of standard-essential patents (SEPs) – patents that cover (or at least are claimed to cover) industry standards. With billions of dollars at stake, there has been a great deal of litigation and even more...Read More

November 2012
Chien, Colleen and Lemley, Mark

Patent Holdup, the ITC, and the Public Interest

Lemley, Mark and Shapiro, Carl

Patent Holdup and Royalty Stacking