Mapping Standards to Patents Using Declarations of Standard-Essential Patents
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Forthcoming
52 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2018 Last revised: 4 Mar 2018
Date Written: January 31, 2018
This paper describes a new database of declared Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs), discusses methods for matching declared SEPs to specific standard documents, and presents empirical evidence on technology standards subject to declared SEPs. While there is a growing body of empirical research using data on declared SEPs, this research has so far focused on the declared patents, and neglected the implications of SEP declarations for specific standards. Furthermore, we present a new methodology for matching standards with technology classes, using the classification of declared SEPs. This method allows identifying other standard-related patents, and provides information on technological relationships between standards and standard-related patenting. The paper discusses opportunities for new empirical research using databases of declared SEPs and data on patenting in standard-related technology classes.
Keywords: Standard-Essential Patents, Technology Standards, Standard Setting Organizations
JEL Classification: O30, O34, L15
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