Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

9/21/2016
Haber, Stephen and Werfel, Seth

Patent Trolls as Financial Intermediaries? Experimental Evidence

7/21/2016
Kanevskaia, Olia

Technology Standard-Setting Under the Lens of Global Administrative Law: Accountability, Participation and Transparency of Standard-Setting Organizations

The role of transnational non-governmental bodies in international standardization has often been in the limelight of recent academic discussions. While standards developed by Standard-Setting Organizations (SSOs) are typically non-binding, they can nevertheless acquire an obligatory character,...Read More

6/1/2016
Geradin, Damien

FRAND Arbitration: The Determination of Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Rates for SEPs by Arbitral Tribunals

At the core of most disputes concerning the licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) lies the inability of the SEP holder and the standard implementer to agree on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) license terms. As an alternative to court litigation, a growing number of...Read More

5/29/2016
Geradin, Damien

Public Policy and Breach of Competition Law in International Arbitration: A Competition Law Practitioner's Viewpoint

In its March 2016 Opinion in the Genentech case, Advocate General Wathelet raised the complex question of the standard of review that should be applied by domestic courts when asked to set aside or declare unenforceable arbitral awards on the ground that they breach EU competition rules, which...Read More

10/20/2015
de Streel, Alexandre and Larouche, Pierre

Disruptive Innovation and Competition Policy Enforcement

Disruptive innovation, according to business literature, occurs when an innovative product is brought to a market, such as meets the basic requirements of the lower-end of an established value network and also offers added value outside of that value network. That product wins over consumers and...Read More

3/9/2015
Chava, Sudheer and Nanda, Vikram and Chong Xiao, Steven

Lending to Innovative Firms

Is bank financing compatible with innovation? We provide evidence that banks recognize the value of a firm's intellectual property, as embodied in its patent stock, and provide cheaper loans. Loan spreads are lower when lenders are more experienced in lending to innovative firms and when...Read More

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