Mapping Standards to Patents Using Declarations of Standard‐Essential Patents
31 Pages Posted: 2 Aug 2018
Date Written: Fall 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. Although 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: patents, standard‐essential patents, technological classification, technology standards
JEL Classification: L15, O34, Y10
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