Intellectual Property and Standardization Committee Participation in the US Modem Industry
Berglas School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4658
The authors take a preliminary look at the interaction between patenting and standardization committee participation in the US modem industry. Both involve a much wider set of firms than the downstream modem manufacturers themselves. Not surprisingly, the two activities are highly correlated across firms. Using five-year periods, Granger causality tests show that while patenting is predicted by participation in earlier standardization meetings, meetings participation is not predicted by earlier patenting. The authors interpret these results as reflecting the timing of standard setting relative to innovation.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: Modems, patenting, standardization committee participation
JEL Classification: L13, L86
Date posted: December 3, 2004
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