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Licensing Policy and Technology Adoption in Standard Setting Organizations


Emanuele Tarantino


University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

March 5, 2014

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2011-003

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I analyze standard setting organizations' decisions on licensing policy and standard's technological specification, and the ensuing implications for social welfare. I find the conditions under which a licensing rule that grants monopoly power to the licensors whose technology is adopted in the standard can be employed by the members of the consortium (ex-post licensing). Moreover, I show that the adoption of ex-post licensing might lead to the inefficient exclusion of an efficient stand-alone licensor. Finally, I discuss the conditions under which a policy of ex-ante licensing can be less efficient than ex-post licensing.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Technology Standards, Vertical Integration, Licensing Agreements, Cross-licensing, Exclusion.

JEL Classification: K21, L15, L24, L42

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Date posted: August 2, 2009 ; Last revised: June 13, 2014

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Tarantino, Emanuele, Licensing Policy and Technology Adoption in Standard Setting Organizations (March 5, 2014). TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2011-003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1442503 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1442503

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Emanuele Tarantino (Contact Author)
University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )
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HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/etarantino/
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