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Research: Mandatory Patent Pools

by Luca Maggioni, Diana Marin, Laura Natalia Morales Charry, Paolo Orlando and Victoire Guegan Master Students, Technical University Berlin

Mandatory Patent Pools

In this student contribution to 4iP Council's research, the authors explain the link between patent pools and standardisation in telecommunications and analyse the potential impact of mandatory pools for innovation. Patent pools are often perceived as a significant tool for widespread innovation. Yet, they can also lead to monopolistic behavior. In practice, patent pools are used by some stakeholders as a tool to organise the licensing of standard essential patents. Thus, pools are encouraged by the European Commission, especially for the information and communication technology (ICT) field with complex products incorporating multiple patents. Yet, to be efficient and pro-competitive, pools need to fulfill certain conditions.

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Categories: FRAND, Standardisation, Student Contribution

Research: SSPPU vs. EMVR

by Mirza Usama Baig, Ingra Marangoni and Tuğçe Özkepir Master Students, Technical University Berlin

SSPPU vs. EMVR

In this student contribution to 4iP Council's research, the authors focus on two different methodologies (for the calculation of royalties): Smallest Salable Patent-Practicing Unit (SSPPU) and Entire Market Value Rule (EMVR). They first introduce an overview of what surrounds the discussion, which institutions are involved in the patent ecosystem, as well as where the SSPPU vs. EMVR discussion arises. They then address the theoretical background of the SSPPU creation and evolution, focusing on the economic disadvantages of SSPPU. Furthermore, they list the consequences of applying a too low basis, mainly attempting to clarify the drawbacks of applying SSPPU.

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Categories: FRAND, Standardisation, Student Contribution

4iP News: Visit 4 Reasons 4 Copyright, our latest interactive graphic for SMEs. Live today.

Visit 4 Reasons 4 Copyright, our latest interactive graphic for SMEs. Live today.

New interactive guide to help European SMEs understand the benefits of copyright

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Categories: IP Management, SMEs

Publications: 4 Reasons 4 Copyright

4 Reasons 4 Copyright

This flyer developed by 4iP Council in collaboration with the ASTP, Bournemouth University, The European IP Helpdesk, GRUR and IPAN is part of a series of materials designed to help small businesses and innovators get the most from intellectual property. It is available as an interactive guide with orientation links, case references, facts etc. in our 4SMEs website area.

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Categories: Infographics, IP Management, SMEs

Presenters: Dr Eskil Ullberg

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