Brooks, Roger and Geradin, Damien

Interpreting and Enforcing the Voluntary FRAND Commitment

Technical standards are far from a new phenomenon. Since the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries, national and international bodies - in many cases purely private and voluntary bodies - have been promulgating standards in a wide array of commercially important technical fields. Over...Read More

Kobayashi, Bruce and Wright, Joshua

Intellectual Property and Standard Setting

February 2009
Layne-Farrar, Anne and Llobet, Gerard and Padilla, Jorge

Preventing Patent Hold Up: An Economic Assessment of Ex Ante Licensing Negotiations in Standard Setting

New rules and procedures to prevent patent hold up and other such opportunistic licensing within standard setting contexts have received considerable attention in the academic literature. In this paper we provide an economic evaluation of joint licensing negotiations in standard setting...Read More