IP LeadershIP Brussels: Highlights And Economic Analysis

By Kirti Gupta, Koren W. Wong-Erwin, Joseph V. Coniglio & Dylan Naegele – 

In September 2017, IP LeadershIP held its first conference in Europe. The event, which was attended by policymakers, practitioners, and scholars, featured diverse views on topics such as: balancing the interests of contributors and implementers of technologies; possible adverse consequences on innovation and consumer welfare of deterring participation in open, collaborate standards; the role of governments in shaping intellectual property policies of private standard-development organizations; whether small and medium-sized enterprises can meaningfully participate in and benefit from standard-development activities; and the level of the distribution chain licensing should occur at, particularly for the Internet of Things. This article provides key highlights and the economic analyses for the various topics discussed at the conference.