Posts Tagged: standard setting organizations


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

On November 10, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) new top antitrust enforcer, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Makan Delrahim, delivered a powerful speech on antitrust law and …
By Dr. Kirti Gupta
3 months ago 0

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
1 year ago 4

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

InterDigital’s Story: Fostering Industry Solutions and Profiting from its Growth

InterDigital CEO William Merritt writes: "It’s no secret that the regulatory environment is challenging for companies that license patents – in our case, patents that are deemed …
By William Merritt
4 years ago 11

FTC Proposal for Regulating IP Will Harm Consumers

We conclude that the FTC has not identified sufficient evidence to raise serious doubt about the current efficiencies of the IP marketplace. Indeed, the available empirical evidence …