Intellectual Property and Standardization Committee Participation in the Us Modem Industry
34 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2004
Date Written: October 2004
The authors take a preliminary look at the interaction between patenting and standardization committee participation in the US modem industry. Both involve a much wider set of firms than the downstream modem manufacturers themselves. Not surprisingly, the two activities are highly correlated across firms. Using five-year periods, Granger causality tests show that while patenting is predicted by participation in earlier standardization meetings, meetings participation is not predicted by earlier patenting. The authors interpret these results as reflecting the timing of standard setting relative to innovation.
Keywords: Modems, patenting, standardization committee participation
JEL Classification: L13, L86
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