Research

Developing robust empirical research on topics related to intellectual property is at the core of 4iP Council’s work. We commission independent experts to provide robust data and information, as well as analysis, on the complex correlation between investment, invention, innovation, employment and social and economic success. Our research is conducted in accordance with agreed methodological principles.

Research, analysis and commentary


Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

Executive summary of "Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination" by Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute). Full paper available at https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/comparable-agreements-and-the-top-down-approach-to-frand-royalties-determination

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing, Standardisation

The Value of Standardized Technology to Connected Cars

by Sunil Arya

The Value of Standardized Technology to Connected Cars

IPR & Licensing Department at a telecommunication company, as a part of the LL.M program in ‘Intellectual Property and Competition Law’ at Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (MIPLC), Munich

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Categories: FRAND, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Licensing, Policy, Standardisation, Student Contribution

Counting Standard Contributions to Measure the Value of Patent Portfolios - A tale of Apples and Oranges?

Executive summary of "Counting standard contributions to measure the value of patent portfolios-A tale of apples and oranges." by Justus Baron, Researcher in Economics at Northwestern University. Full paper available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3223878

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Categories: FRAND, Licensing

Patent Tigers and Global Innovation

Patent Tigers and Global Innovation

Prof. Jonathan M. Barnett - Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law

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Categories: Business Models, Patent Strategy

License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules

License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules

By Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar Vice President in Competition Economics at Charles River Associates and an Adjunct Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and Richard J. Stark Partner in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

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Categories: FRAND, IP and Competition Law, Licensing, Standardisation

SEP Royalties: What Theory of Value and Distribution Should Courts Apply?

Alexander Galetovic and Stephen Haber recently published the paper SEP Royalties: What Theory of Value and Distribution Should Courts Apply?


Categories: FRAND, Licensing

FRAND Determination in TCL v. Ericsson and Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Same Same But Different?

Peter Georg Picht has published the paper “FRAND determination in TCL v. Ericsson and Unwired Planet v. Huawei: Same same but different” in which he focuses on the treatment of the two approaches in FRAND calculation: “top-down” and “comparable licenses”.


Categories: FRAND