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Standard Setting: Should There Be a Level Playing Field for All...

Nadia Soboleva, Lawrence Wu, Oct 15, 2013 In the past few years, issues related to fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory licensing rates for patents have garnered...

Standard Setting Organizations Can Help Solve the Standard Essential Patents Licensing...

Kai-Uwe Kuhn, Fiona Scott Morton, Howard Shelanski, Mar 05, 2013   Intellectual property rights were established in both the United States and Europe to protect inventors,...

Reasons to Reject a No Injunctions Rule for SEPs and FRAND-Obligated...

Hill Wellford, Apr 30, 2012 Government officials, academics, and some industry participants recently have suggested that holders of so-called "standards-essential patents" ("SEPs"), meaning patents that are...

Reasons to Reject a No Injunctions Rule for SEPs and FRAND-Obligated...

Hill Wellford, Apr 30, 2012 Government officials, academics, and some industry participants recently have suggested that holders of so-called "standards-essential patents" ("SEPs"), meaning patents that are...

Competition, Standards, and Patents

Per Hellstrom, Thomas Kramler, Oct 01, 2012 The interface of competition, standards, and patents has received increased attention over the past few years, in particular...

Revising the Technology Transfer Guidelines

Pierre Regibeau, Katharine Rockett, Apr 30, 2012 We were asked by DG Competition to provide an economic evaluation of the 2004 Technology Transfer Guidelines that...

Technology Licensing: Evolving Antitrust Standards in the Smartphone and Other Sectors?

Paul Lugard, Apr 30, 2012 Antitrust review of business transactions involving intellectual property has never been entirely undisputed. On the one hand, there is a...

DOJ Merger Statement Renews Focus on Competitive Implications of Industry Standards

Donald Falk, Christopher Kelly, Apr 30, 2012 ...The DOJ's statement has caused some consternation, as it signals at the very least that the agency may...

Some Observations on the Treatment of Standardization Agreements in the EC...

Mathew Heim, Feb 11, 2011 Guidelines issued by the European Commission can provide an important complement to the modernization of Europe's competition regime. Instituted by...

The Standard Setting Process and the European Commission’s Draft Horizontal Guidelines

Julia Holtz, Tero Louko, Sep 15, 2010 This brief commentary focuses on the section on Standardization Agreements in the Draft Guidelines (mainly paragraphs 269 -...

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