Antitrust Policy toward Technology Standards

By Daniel F. Spulber

This article argues that there is not a conflict between antitrust and technology standards. A better understanding of the economic role of technology standards suggests that standard setting increases competition in product markets and markets for inventions. SSOs and technology standards are vital for entrepreneurs seeking to apply new technologies and to establish innovative firms. This implies that antitrust authorities should view antitrust policy and technology standards as complementary.

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