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Standardization and Technological Innovation: Some Reflections on Ex-ante Licensing, FRAND, and the Proper Means to Reward Innovators


Damien Geradin


Tilburg Law & Economics Center (TILEC); University College London - Faculty of Laws

June 2006

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2006-017

Abstract:     
In today's technology-driven world, industry standardization, component interoperability, and product-compatibility have become critical to promoting innovation and competition. Standards are typically created by voluntary organizations (generally referred to as standard-setting organizations (SSOs)) composed of participants from a given market or industry (electronic components, communications, etc.). They meet to discuss, analyze, refine, and ultimately adopt mutually acceptable standards, which ensure competing and complementary products and components are compatible and can interoperate with one another. SSOs have thus gained importance over the years in technology-driven sectors.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: standards, standardization, FRAND, licensing, royalties, cross-licensing, patents, caps, proportionality, hold-up

JEL Classification: K21, L13, L41, L51, L63, L96, 031, 034


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Date posted: June 20, 2006  

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Geradin, Damien, Standardization and Technological Innovation: Some Reflections on Ex-ante Licensing, FRAND, and the Proper Means to Reward Innovators (June 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=909011

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Damien Geradin (Contact Author)
Tilburg Law & Economics Center (TILEC)
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )
London WC1E OEG
United Kingdom
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