Standardization and patent pools: Using patent licensing to lead the market

This paper explains why profit-seeking companies participate in standardization activities and patent pools, even if the activities benefit their rival companies, and pays special attention to the relation between standards and patents.

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First-mover advantages, Interface standards, Leap-frogging, Modularization, Patent, Patent pools, Standardization

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Language(s):English
AuthorsYamada, Hajime (Faculty of Economics, Toyo University, Tokyo Japan)
Publisher:IEC, Geneva, Switzerland
First published / Last update: 2006