11 Pages Posted: 4 May 2009
Date Written: December 1, 2005
This paper documents a large and rather sudden increase in intellectual property disclosure at nine standard setting organizations during the early 1990s. It also examines the specificity of disclosure statements, the significance of disclosed patents, and the differences among disclosing firms. After considering several possible explanations for the increase in disclosure, the paper concludes with a discussion of its policy implications.
Keywords: Standards, Compatibility
JEL Classification: O32,O34
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