Varney, Christine and Kappos, David

Balanced regulations help Innovation

This news article commends President Barack Obama for elevating Edith Ramirez to chairwoman of the FTC.Read More

Ratliff, James and Rubinfeld, Daniel

The Use and Threat of Injunctions in the RAND Context

Chien, Colleen and Gilbert, Richard and Shapiro, Carl and Cotter, Thomas and Fusco, Stefania

RAND Patents and Exclusion Orders: Submission of 19 Economics and Law Professors to the International Trade Commission


Apple, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc. Opinion (DC)

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois (2013) 869 F. Supp.2d 901; Reversed in part , U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (2012) 757 F.3d 1286Read More

U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

FTC Comment Before the United States International Trade Commission, Concerning Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof

The United States Federal Trade Commission submits this Statement in response to the United States International Trade Commission’s Notices of Request for Statements on the Public Interest in Investigation Nos. 337-TA-745 and 337-TA-752Read More

June 2012
Layne-Farrar, Anne and Llobet, Gerard

Moving beyond simple examples: Assessing the incremental value rule within standards


This paper presents a model of patent licensing in a standard setting context when patented technologies must be evaluated on multiple dimensions of value or quality. The model allows us to assess a policy proposal put forth in the literature: that an incremental value pricing rule...Read More

Brooks, Roger

Licensing and litigation under the RAND umbrella

Large swaths of the economy, and immensely valuable patent portfolios, are entwined with standardized technologies. The owners of thousands of patents “essential” to standards have given voluntary commitments to standards-setting organizations (SSOs) to license those patents on “Reasonable and...Read More