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The Value of Disclosing IPR to Open Standard Setting Organizations


Katrin Hussinger


Universite du Luxembourg; Catholic University of Leuven (KUL); Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Franz Schwiebacher


Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW); KU Leuven

August 15, 2013

Industry & Innovation, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
In light of the increased demand for interoperability, fragmented ownership of intellectual property and high costs for communicating new technologies, open standard-setting activities emerged as important coordination and diffusion mechanism. Little is known about the value of contributions to standard setting organizations (SSOs) for technology providers. This paper provides a large-scale empirical assessment of the value of disclosures to SSOs for technology sponsors. Our findings show that disclosures referring explicitly to patents are evaluated positively by the market while this is not the case for blanket disclosures. This indicates that the expected benefits of participating in SSOs outweigh potential disadvantages from making patented technologies available to the market under SSO licensing conditions. The market does not appreciate disclosures to SSOs if there is uncertainty about the associated technologies.

Keywords: Open standards, IP disclosures, market value

JEL Classification: O32, O34, L15


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Date posted: September 2, 2013 ; Last revised: April 24, 2015

Suggested Citation

Hussinger, Katrin and Schwiebacher, Franz, The Value of Disclosing IPR to Open Standard Setting Organizations (August 15, 2013). Industry & Innovation, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2319337 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2319337

Contact Information

Katrin Hussinger (Contact Author)
Universite du Luxembourg ( email )
L-1511 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) ( email )
Steunpunt O&O Statistieken
Dekenstraat 2
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )
P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany
Franz Schwiebacher
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )
P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany
KU Leuven ( email )
Oude Markt 13
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
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