Standards/SSO

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

December 20, 2019

The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership

The full transcript of the December 17th, 2019 Hudson event titled The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership .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

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

June 2018

Standards Development Organizations as Two-Sided Markets

Payment cards and dating websites may be the most famous examples of two-sided markets, but technology standard development organizations (“SDOs”) offer another example of two-sided platforms. How SDOs set the rules for their members can have wide-reaching effects – including on the SDO’s...Read More

July 31, 2018

Counting Standard Contributions to Measure the Value of Patent Portfolios - A Tale of Apples and Oranges

Measuring the value of portfolios of Standard-Essential Patents (SEP) is a difficult and controversial exercise. It has recently been suggested to use counts of technical contributions to Standard Development Organizations (SDO) as an indicator of the share of the value of a standard created by...Read More

March 2018
Gupta, Kirti and Effraimidis, Georgios

IEEE Patent Policy Revisions: An Empirical Examination of Impact

In February 2015, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) -- one of the largest Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) -- adopted highly controversial changes to its intellectual property rights (IPR) policy. Specifically, the IEEE-SA introduced...Read More

November 2017
Gupta, Kirti

How SSOs Work: Unpacking the Mobile Industry's 3GPP Standards

At the center of the policy debate over patents and technology standards lie the widely successful mobile wireless cellular 3G and 4G standards. This chapter of "The Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law: Competition, Antitrust, and Patents" focuses on explaining the standards...Read More

November 29, 2017
European Commission

Communication from the European Commission: Setting out the EU Approach to Standard Essential Patents

Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, The Council and the European Economic and Social Committee, Setting out the EU Approach to Standard Essential Patents

Standards ensure that interoperable and safe technologies are widely disseminated among companies...Read More

October 2017
Grindley, Peter and Sherry, Ed and Teece, David

On the “non-discrimination” aspect of FRAND licensing: A response to the Indian Competition Commission's recent orders

The Indian Competition Commission has recently challenged Ericsson's practice of licensing its standards-essential patents (SEPs), relating to cellular standards, for percentage-based royalties based on the selling prices of the end-user licensed products. Ericsson had committed to the relevant...Read More

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