Standards, Innovation Incentives, and the Formation of Patent Pools
AbstractTechnological standards give rise to a complements problem that affects pricing and innovation incentives of technology producers. In this paper I discuss how patent pools can be used to solve these problems and what incentives patent holders have to form a patent pool. I offer some suggestions how competition authorities can foster the formation of welfare increasing patent pools.
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Patent pools; standard setting organisations; innovation; complements problem; patent thicket;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-12-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2010-12-04 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-INO-2010-12-04 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2010-12-04 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-TID-2010-12-04 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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