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TILEC Club IO: Moritz Suppliet

Patent Disclosures and Standard-Setting
10:45-11:45, M 1003

“Patent Disclosures and Standard-Setting”:

Lerner, J., Tabakovic, H., & Tirole, J. (2016). Patent Disclosures and Standard-Setting (No. w22768). National Bureau of Economic Research.


 A key role of standard setting organizations (SSOs) is to aggregate information on relevant intellectual property (IP) claims before deciding on a standard. This article explores the firms’ strategies in response to IP disclosure requirements—in particular, the choice between specific and generic disclosures of IP—and the optimal response by SSOs, including the royalty rate setting. We show that firms with a stronger downstream presence are more likely to opt for a generic disclosure, as are those with lower quality patents. We empirically examine patent disclosures made to seven large SSOs, and find results consistent with theoretical predictions.

When: 22 November 2017 10:45

End date: 22 November 2017 11:45

Where: Montesquieu building