A Study of IPR Policies and Practices of a Representative Group of Standards Setting Organizations Worldwide
123 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 17, 2012
This study contains a detailed, comparative analysis of the IPR policies of twelve standard setting organizations: ISO, IEC, ITU, IEEE, ETSI, ANSI, IETF, OASIS, VITA, W3C, HDMI Forum and NFC Forum. It considers the policy objectives, the way essential IPR are defined, and the procedures for disclosure and for licensing commitments, and finishes with a number of observations and conclusions. The study was commissioned by the US National Academies of Science (NAS), Project on Intellectual Property Management in Standard-setting Processes.
Keywords: Patents, Standards, Standard Essential Patents, SSO IPR polices, standardization
JEL Classification: O34, O31, L15
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