US, EU Economists Push For Standard IP Licensing Reform

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 7:19 PM EST) -- Standard setting organizations should strengthen their licensing policies for standard essential patents to help minimize the kind of costly disputes that have caught the attention of international antitrust enforcers, top government economists from the European Union and the U.S. wrote in a new policy paper published Tuesday.

The lack of clarity in many standard groups' current intellectual property rights policies have led to problems particularly in the tech sector when essential patent owners allegedly refuse to license their intellectual property on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms,...
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