IPRs, Competition and Standard Setting: In Search of a Model to Address Hold-Up

European Competition Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 9, pp. 387-397, 2012

Posted: 18 Oct 2012  

Valerio Torti

University of Southampton

Date Written: October 18, 2012

Abstract

Standard setting is a field where the interaction IPRs-competition clearly comes to light. Misleading behaviors by IPRs owners taking part in standards institutes may compromise the crucial goal of standardization activities: making consumers’ lives better. These conducts may ultimately be caught by competition rules. In order to limit the risks of unfair practices, it seems crucial to strike an optimal balance between the innovators’ interests and the standards bodies’ objectives.

Keywords: patents, standard, standard setting organization, patent hold-up

Suggested Citation

Torti, Valerio, IPRs, Competition and Standard Setting: In Search of a Model to Address Hold-Up (October 18, 2012). European Competition Law Review, Vol. 33, No. 9, pp. 387-397, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2163476

Valerio Torti (Contact Author)

University of Southampton ( email )

Southampton, SO17 1BJ
Great Britain

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