Selected Quantitative Studies of Patents in Standards

77 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2014

See all articles by Rudi Bekkers

Rudi Bekkers

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Justus Baron

Northwestern University - Center on Law, Business, and Economics

Arianna Martinelli

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa

Yann Meniere

Mines-Paristech

Önder Nomaler

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE)

Tim Christoph Pohlmann

Berlin University of Technology, Chair of Innovation Economics

Date Written: June 20, 2014

Abstract

After an introduction into the principle data and methodology, this study starts by providing a quantitative overview of the general features of standard essential patents (also called SEPs). It considers the occurrence of essential patents, how their existence has developed over time, and how essential patents are distributed among SSOs, technology areas, standards, and owners (including their business models). It also considers the legal status of such patents, for example whether they are actually enforceable. The study continues with an analysis on how SEPs differ from ‘regular’ patents. To make a fair comparison, a matched control set of patents was developed. We consider and compare the citation performance, the family size, and the patent grant likelihood. The final four chapters of the study focus on a set of specific topics: (1) ‘blanket disclosures’, (2) essential patent transfer, (3) patent pools, and (4) and litigation.

Keywords: Patents, Standards, Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), blanket disclosures, essential patent transfer, patent pools, litigation

JEL Classification: O34, O31, O31, K11, D23

Suggested Citation

Bekkers, Rudi and Baron, Justus and Martinelli, Arianna and Meniere, Yann and Nomaler, Önder and Pohlmann, Tim Christoph, Selected Quantitative Studies of Patents in Standards (June 20, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2457064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2457064

Rudi Bekkers (Contact Author)

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

Den Dolech 3, PO Box 513, Room IPO 2.40
Eindhoven, 5600MB
Netherlands

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

Justus Baron

Northwestern University - Center on Law, Business, and Economics ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

HOME PAGE: http://justusbaron.org/

Arianna Martinelli

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa ( email )

Biblioteca Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Piazza Martiri della Liberta, n. 33
Pisa, 56127
Italy

Yann Meniere

Mines-Paristech ( email )

60 Boulevard Saint-Michel
Paris, 75272
France

Önder Nomaler

Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) ( email )

PO Box 513
Eindhoven, 5600 MB
Netherlands

Tim Christoph Pohlmann

Berlin University of Technology, Chair of Innovation Economics ( email )

Berlin, 10585
Germany
+49 (0) 30 314 76624 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.inno.tu-berlin.de

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
228
Abstract Views
1,484
rank
182,597
PlumX Metrics