Patents, Standards and Borders: Addressing National Disparities among Holders of Standard-Essential Patents

12 Pages Posted: 1 Mar 2016 Last revised: 15 Mar 2016

Jorge L. Contreras

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: January 27, 2016

Abstract

Today’s technology product markets are inherently international. The global character of technology markets underscores the importance of technical interoperability standards in global supply chains and commerce. This paper considers the impact of patents on international technical standardization activities. In particular, it assesses the impact that patents have on individual firm behavior and intra-firm dynamics in the context of international standard-setting and evaluates available options to reduce disparities between large patent holders and firms from less-developed economies.

Keywords: patent, standards, SEP, FRAND, TPP

JEL Classification: O31, O34

Suggested Citation

Contreras, Jorge L., Patents, Standards and Borders: Addressing National Disparities among Holders of Standard-Essential Patents (January 27, 2016). East-West Center Workshop on Mega-Regionalism - New Challenges for Trade and Innovation, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2726237

Jorge L. Contreras (Contact Author)

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

383 S. University Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0730
United States

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