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Title: "Patents, Technical Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations: A Survey of the Empirical, Legal and Economics Literature"
Author: Jorge L. Contreras University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
Source: Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law - Vol. 2: Analytical Methods (Peter Menell and David L. Schwartz, Eds.) (Edward Elgar)
Publication Date: August 9 2015
Free/Fee: Free Access
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Abstract: Despite their potential efficiency benefits, voluntary consensus standards have over the past decade become the subject of significant private litigation, regulatory enforcement and policy debate. Much of the controversy centers on the perceived proliferation of patents covering standardized technologies, potentially abusive enforcement of such patents against manufacturers and users of standardized products, and the terms on which patent holders may be required to license the use of those patents to others. This chapter offers a brief overview of the legal and economic literature concerning interoperability standards and standards-setting organizations, with a focus on empirical studies and contemporary patent and patent licensing concerns.
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