SSO IPR Policy

December 7, 2017

Delrahim’s SEP Policy Could Mean Enforcement Shift For DOJ

Recent statements by leaders in the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust division have signaled a possible shift in policy in favor of patent holders when it comes to standard-setting organizations and their potential for anti-competitive conduct, but experts tell Law360 it’s too soon to tell...Read More

November 30, 2017
Gupta, Kirti

The New Era of Antitrust Law and Policy in Standards: Embracing Evidence Based Policy-making

This article details the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) new top antitrust enforcer, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Makan Delrahim, powerful speech on November 10, 2017 on antitrust law and policy enforcement towards intellectual property rights (IPRs).Read More

November 20, 2017
Dhapi, Spiro and Schettini Gherardini, Bardo

Standard Development Organizations And IPR Policies: Their Role In Realizing Future Technologies

In the growing digitalized economy, interconnected devices in all sectors need technology standards to operate. As standards are drivers for innovation, when they embed proprietary technology, notably Standard Essential patents (“SEPs”), their widespread use may be seen as an opportunity, but...Read More

September 2017
Padilla, Jorge and Davies, John and Boutin, Aleksandra

Economic Impact of Technology Standards

Jorge Padilla, John Davies and Aleksandra Boutin

"Our research has shown that industries based on open technology standards, agreed through voluntary participation in industry bodies, have an impressive record of innovation. We looked in particular at the mobile telephony industry, which...Read More

June 2018

IP LeadershIP DC: Key Takeaways and The Path Forward

The fifth annual IP LeadershIP 2018 conference in Washington DC began with the broad recognition of the critical importance of 5G/IoT technologies in enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, followed by topics that explored IP and competition policies needed to ensure its success. The panels...Read More

June 2018

CPI Talks with Makan Delrahim, an Interview by Judge Douglas Ginsburg

Makan Delrahim, the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice, delivered the keynote address at the LeadershIP Conference on IP, Antitrust, and Innovation Policy, which was co-sponsored by Competition Policy International. Following up on that discussion, Mr....Read More

March 2018
Gupta, Kirti and Effraimidis, Georgios

IEEE Patent Policy Revisions: An Empirical Examination of Impact

In February 2015, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) -- one of the largest Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) -- adopted highly controversial changes to its intellectual property rights (IPR) policy. Specifically, the IEEE-SA introduced...Read More

August 2017
Rosenbrock, Karl Heinz

Why the ETSI IPR Policy Requires Licensing to All

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