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​NEW report explores the value of ‘A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms’

17 January 2019

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06 December 2018

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How OSS licensing could coinhabit with standards development organisations ​- new research

06 December 2018

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New publication on "Patent hold-up and patent hold-out: evolutions in Europe and the US"

05 December 2018

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Latest Research

Portability in Datasets under Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Blockchain

by Dr Björn Lundqvist, Associate Professor of Law, Stockholm University

This summary attempts to identify which legal systems are applicable when data is obtained from devices, sent to other devices, and/or distributed to the Cloud, and, ultimately, when it is reused. The author specifically focuses on the application of…

Portability in Datasets under Intellectual Property, Competition Law, and Blockchain

A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms

by Mathew Heim and Igor Nikolic

This study explores how European policy and legislation has traditionally applied the ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ or FRAND regime in order to ensure access to critical goods or services. This regime provides inspiration in the on-going debate…

A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms

Standardisation, Open Source, and Innovation: Sketching the Effect of IPR Policies

by Martin Husovec. Assist. Professor, Tilburg University (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society & Tilburg Law and Economics Center)

This summary report explores the following questions: “What are the differences between standards development organisations (SDOs)’ IPR policies and open source licenses in dealing with IPRs?” “What frictions may arise from such differences in their…

Standardisation, Open Source, and Innovation: Sketching the Effect of IPR Policies

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Technology invention is an arduous and risky creative process that can result in life changing and global transformation. To incentivise investment in successful and potentially transformational technology solutions, and to reward risk, inventors must be able to seek reasonable return for their efforts. Intellectual Property Rights allow inventors to obtain such reward by creating the opportunity to commercialise their inventions. This is not only a fair way to acknowledge the contribution of the technology into the market, but also encourages continuous investment in further research, thus increasing innovation.