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4iP News: An interview with Dr. Bowman Heiden on economic value
Center for Intellectual Property - Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology; The Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Publications: An interview with Dr. Bowman Heiden on economic value
In December 2019, Dr. Bowman Heiden published – The Value of Connectivity in the Automotive Sector – A First Look available in our Research section. A webinar organised by 4iP Council will be dedicated to this topic on June 11th. Registration to the webinar is already open. 4iP Council decided to sit down with Dr. Heiden to further explore the value of connectivity and how economic valuation methods could contribute to a sound understanding of the matter. This Q&A is the result. Dr. Heiden works for the Center for Intellectual Property - Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg, and Norwegian University of Science and Technology; The Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Research: Mandatory Patent Pools
by Luca Maggioni, Diana Marin, Laura Natalia Morales Charry, Paolo Orlando and Victoire Guegan Master Students, Technical University Berlin
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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Research: SSPPU vs. EMVR
by Mirza Usama Baig, Ingra Marangoni and Tuğçe Özkepir Master Students, Technical University Berlin
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.