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

05 December 2018

This paper by Marie Barani looks at hold-up and hold-out with respect to standard-essential patents (SEPs) in the ICT sector.

This paper which can be found in our Publications area looks at hold-up and hold-out with respect to standard-essential patents (SEPs) in the ICT sector. It examines the evolution from a hold-up focused view in the US and Europe towards consideration of hold-out by regulatory authorities and courts. Similarities and differences regarding SEPs licensing and enforcement in both regions are addressed. This paper is an update of the article “From Patent Hold-Up to Patent Hold-Out”. The last version of this article was published in the Corporate and Global Standardization Initiatives in Contemporary Societies, 2018.