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Essential intellectual property rights and inventors’ involvement in standardization

Byeongwoo Kang () and Kazuyuki Motohashi ()

Research Policy, 2015, vol. 44, issue 2, 483-492

Abstract: Obtaining essential intellectual property rights (IPRs) is important for innovation and competition in the network industry, where technical standardization plays a critical role in development. In this study, we empirically investigate the determinants of essential IPRs for wireless communication standards using the patent database. In particular, we focus on the inventors’ involvement in technical standardization by identifying and collecting their patent applications.

Keywords: Essential IPR; Inventor; Standardization; Wireless communications (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L15 L96 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2014.10.012

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