Dr. Justus Baron is a Senior Research Associate in Economics at Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law. Dr. Baron’s research focuses on technological innovation, standardization, and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Dr. Baron has written scholarly articles published in leading outlets, such as Research Policy, Antitrust Law Journal, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization, as well as several comprehensive policy reports for the European Commission. Dr. Baron has created the Searle Center Database, a collection of datasets on technology standards and SEPs used by numerous scholars in various fields.
Dr. Baron was a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Standard Essential Patents (SEP), and currently is the lead researcher of a consortium assisting the European Commission with an Impact Assessment on SEPs. Dr. Baron also frequently writes on standardization policy and the governance of standards organizations. Dr. Baron was one of the authors of a comprehensive EU report on SDO governance and SDO decision-making on IPR, has briefed the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Standards Subcommittee on the importance and measurement of leadership in standardization, and currently participates in a research project of the CERRE think tank on the EU’s Standardization Strategy.