New Study: Does Patent Monetization Promote SSO Participation?

A new study from Timothy Simcoe and Qing Zhang examines impact of Standard Setting Organization (SSO) intellectual property rights (IPR) policies on standardization and innovation. The authors “interpret these findings as evidence that any link between IPR policies, innovation, and SSO participation is much weaker than purely theoretical arguments to the contrary often suggest.”

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Industry report – Who will be the technology leader for 5G? Part two


The recent publication of the 5G standard specification has changed the game in terms of communication technology, with the Internet of Things (IoT) looking likely to become a reality (for further information please see “Who will be the technology leader for 5G? Part one”). Part two of this report presents an analysis of the available 5G-related SEP data and the big names behind the 5G patent portfolios.

While the implementation and licensing of LTE SEPs mainly concerned […]


Standards, Licensing, and Innovation: A Response to DOJ AAG’s Comments on Antitrust Law and Standard-Setting

Published: May 30, 2018

Publisher: ACT | The App Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, National Retail Federation, Computer & Communications Industry Association, High Tech Inventors Alliance, and the Software & Information Industry Association

Six industry groups representing innovators and SEP holders across the technology, auto manufacturing, and retail sectors penned a white paper for the Department of Justice’s Makan Delrahim in response to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust’s recent speeches and comments on standard development, patent licensing, and […]


77 Academics and Enforcement Officials Express Concern with DOJ Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim’s Approach to Standard Essential Patents

Published: May 17, 2018

Letter Link: here

Seventy-seven former government enforcement officials and professors of law, economics, and business penned a letter to Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to express concern with his recent speeches on standard essential patents. The letter outlines eight key issues that illustrate AAG Delrahim’s comments are inconsistent with broad bipartisan legal and economic consensus on standard setting.

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