Menno Treffers

Menno Treffers

Menno Treffers has lead standards development organizations and created patent license programs. He is chairman of the Wireless Power Consortium, an industry group that developed the Qi standard for wireless charging of mobile phones. As founder of Treffers Alliance Management, he helps clients predict the effect of intellectual property license terms on distribution channels and on the competition between products. Prior to founding Treffers Alliance Management, Menno worked with Koninklijke Philips and with One-Red LLC, where he was responsible for new business development and the DVD video disc patent license program. At Koninklijke Philips he developed the VEEZA patent license program for CD-R discs and contributed to the creation of various industry standards, such as Super Audio CD, Blu-ray Disc, and the Zhaga standards for LED light engines. Menno Treffers has a PhD in physics from Leiden University in The Netherlands.


Posts by Menno Treffers


Emotions in the debate on royalty payments for the use of standards

The debate on royalty payments for standard essential patents has a surprisingly emotional, sometimes even hostile, undertone. Companies selling standards-based products have an obvious commercial interest in …
By Menno Treffers
2 years ago 4

The Royalty Rate for a Subset of Standard Essential Patents – What Is Reasonable?

How can a patent that is deemed essential for a standard not be infringed in a product that implements that standard? One possible explanation could be that …
By Menno Treffers
2 years ago 2

Inventions Make a Standard Competitive

When a standard faces competition, it is essential to be the first on the market with products and to establish the highest market share. The network effect …
By Menno Treffers
2 years ago 1

A micro-economic estimate of the reasonable royalty rate for standard essential patents

The debate on RAND terms and conditions is mostly about the reasonability of the royalty rate, less about non-discriminatory part. So, what is a “reasonable rate”? Companies …
By Menno Treffers
2 years ago 1

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