Ten Things to do About Patent Holdup of Standards (and One Not To)

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Author(s):
  • Mark Lemley
Publish Date:
August 1, 2006
Publication Title:
Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 923470
Format:
Working Paper
Citation(s):
  • Mark A. Lemley, Ten Things to do About Patent Holdup of Standards (and One Not To), Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 923470 (2006).
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Abstract

Congress, the courts, scholars, and the press have focused more and more attention on what is shaping up to be the central public policy problem in intellectual property law today: the problem of holdup by patent owners, particularly but not exclusively in the context of standard setting. I will suggest ten things we might do to deal with this problem, and at least one thing we probably ought not to do.