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Competition Policy for Industry Standards


Richard Gilbert


University of California, Berkeley

October 2012


Abstract:     
This paper is a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on International Antitrust Economics. The chapter surveys issues raised by the development of industry standards, whether accomplished through a formal standard setting committee structure or the activities of a single sponsor. The focus is on the tradeoff between the benefits from standards and possible costs that standards and the activity of standard development may impose on consumers. A particular focus is on the consequences of intellectual property rights for standards.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 34

Keywords: standards, intellectual property, patents, competition, antitrust

JEL Classification: D23, D4, D71, K21, L10, L44, O34

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Date posted: June 4, 2013  

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Gilbert, Richard, Competition Policy for Industry Standards (October 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2273333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2273333

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