Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93920
Authors: 
Schmidt, Klaus M.
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
SFB/TR 15 Discussion Paper 342
Abstract: 
Technological standards give rise to a complements problem that affects pricing and innovation incentives of technology producers. In this paper I discuss how patent pools can be used to solve these problems and what incentives patent holders have to form a patent pool. I offer some suggestions how competition authorities can foster the formation of welfare increasing patent pools.
Subjects: 
Patent pools
standard setting organisations
innovation
complements problem
patent thicket
JEL: 
L15
L24
O3
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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