Ten Things to Do About Patent Holdup of Standards (and One Not to)

11 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2006


Congress, the courts, scholars, and the press have focused more and more attention on what is shaping up to be the central public policy problem in intellectual property law today: the problem of holdup by patent owners, particularly but not exclusively in the context of standard setting. I will suggest ten things we might do to deal with this problem, and at least one thing we probably ought not to do.

Suggested Citation

Lemley, Mark A., Ten Things to Do About Patent Holdup of Standards (and One Not to). Boston College Law, Vol. 48, p. 149, 2007; Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 923470. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=923470

Mark A. Lemley (Contact Author)

Stanford Law School ( email )

559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States

Register to save articles to
your library


Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics

Under construction: SSRN citations while be offline until July when we will launch a brand new and improved citations service, check here for more details.

For more information