Boston University

February 2018
Lemley, Mark and Simcoe, Timothy

How Essential Are Standard-Essential Patents?

Courts, commentators, and companies have devoted enormous time and energy to the problem of standard-essential patents (SEPs) – patents that cover (or at least are claimed to cover) industry standards. With billions of dollars at stake, there has been a great deal of litigation and even more...Read More

June 2015
Layne-Farrar, Anne and Salinger, Michael

Bundling of Rand-Committed Patents

1/3/13
Menell, Peter and Meurer, Michael

Notice Failure and Notice Externalities

8/27/12
Simcoe, Timothy

Can standard setting organizations address patent holdup? 
Comments
 for 
the
 Federal
 Trade
 Commission

This short essay argues that patent hold‐up in standard setting is a real problem, and considers several steps that SSOs, courts and policy‐makers might take to address the issue.Read More

Winter 2009
Bessen, James and Maskin, Eric

Sequential Innovation, Patents, and Imitation

October 2006
Cockburn, Iain and MacGarvie, Megan

Entry and Patenting in the Software Industry

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