Charles River Associates

Transparency, Predictability, and Efficiency of SSO-based Standardization and SEP Licensing

A recent study, commissioned by the European Commission, looks at several issues related to standardization including: “patent hold-up”, “royalty stacking”, and licensing practices. The study concludes that long-held SEP licensing practices -- whole portfolio licensing, licensing at device...Read More

Wong-Ervin, Koren and Wright, Joshua

Intellectual Property and Standard Setting

November 2016
Sherry, Ed and Teece, David

A Public Policy Evaluation of RAND Decisions in the U.S. Courts

Standards-setting organizations (SSOs) typically ask holders of patents that are believed to be “essential” to the manufacture of standards-compliant products (sometimes termed standard-essential patents or “SEPs”) to commit to making licenses available to an “unlimited” number of potential...Read More

September 2016
Sher, Scott and Tennis, Bradley

Exploiting Others’ Investments in Open Standards

September 2016
Kattan, Joseph and Ordover, Janusz and Shampine, Allan

FRAND and the Smallest Saleable Unit

September 2016
Spulber, Daniel

Antitrust Policy toward Technology Standards

This article argues that there is not a conflict between antitrust policy and technology standards.Read More

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

July 2016
Baron, Justus and Schmidt, Julia

Technological Standardization, Endogenous Productivity and Transitory Dynamics

Technological standardization is an essential prerequisite for the implementation of new technologies: The interdependencies of these technologies require common rules ("standardization") to ensure compatibility. Though standardization is prevalent in practically every sector of industrialized...Read More