A Study of IPR Policies and Practices of a Representative Group of Standards Setting Organizations Worldwide

123 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2013

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Rudi Bekkers

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Andrew Updegrove

Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Date Written: September 17, 2012

Abstract

This study contains a detailed, comparative analysis of the IPR policies of twelve standard setting organizations: ISO, IEC, ITU, IEEE, ETSI, ANSI, IETF, OASIS, VITA, W3C, HDMI Forum and NFC Forum. It considers the policy objectives, the way essential IPR are defined, and the procedures for disclosure and for licensing commitments, and finishes with a number of observations and conclusions. The study was commissioned by the US National Academies of Science (NAS), Project on Intellectual Property Management in Standard-setting Processes.

Keywords: Patents, Standards, Standard Essential Patents, SSO IPR polices, standardization

JEL Classification: O34, O31, L15

Suggested Citation

Bekkers, Rudi and Updegrove, Andrew, A Study of IPR Policies and Practices of a Representative Group of Standards Setting Organizations Worldwide (September 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333445 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2333445

Rudi Bekkers (Contact Author)

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

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Eindhoven, 5600MB
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://home.ieis.tue.nl/rbekkers/

Andrew Updegrove

Gesmer Updegrove LLP ( email )

40 Broad Street
Boston, 02109
United States

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