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.
First-mover advantages, Interface standards, Leap-frogging, Modularization, Patent, Patent pools, Standardization
|Authors||Yamada, Hajime (Faculty of Economics, Toyo University, Tokyo Japan)|
|Publisher:||IEC, Geneva, Switzerland|
|First published / Last update:||2006|