Licensing Negotiation Groups for SEPs - Collusive Technology Buyers Arrangements: Pitfalls and Reasonable Alternatives

Summary of ‘Licensing Negotiation Groups for SEPs - Collusive Technology Buyers Arrangements: Pitfalls and Reasonable Alternatives’.This article examines how LNGs could work in practice and raises concerns about LNGs turning into hidden buyers’ cartels creating an industry wide collective holdout. As a less restrictive alternative, it explains how existing patent pools and other similar licensing platforms already enable the efficiency and transaction costs savings in the IoT with no harmful anti-competitive effects.

Full paper available at: Nikolic, Igor, Licensing Negotiation Groups for SEPs - Collusive Technology Buyers Arrangements: Pitfalls and Reasonable Alternatives (September 19, 2021). les Nouvelles forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3926650 

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