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About timpohlmann

Tim Pohlmann is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at Mines ParisTech and Berlin Institute of Technology. He specializes in the economic analysis of markets for technology. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions in August 2012 from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in ICT standardization. Tim’s research covers the empirical analysis of the trade of patents, patent trolls, standardization consortia and patent pools. He has presented his work at a large number of international conferences. Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission and the German Federal Government on the role of patents in technological standardization and business models in Open Source Software. Doctoral Thesis SSRN author page

8th IEEE Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology

Standardisation research is a multi-disciplinary field. Contributing disciplines include, but are by no means limited to, Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Information Systems, Management Studies, History, and Social Sciences. While standards and standardisation research is an emerging research area it … Continue reading

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How to define and differentiate patent assertion entities, non-practicing entities or patent trolls? A new typology gives answers!

Patent trolls have many faces, since the media uses this expression in various ways. The patent troll phenomenon thus seems to be an ambiguous term that is discussed in several directions. A recently published article on the typology of the … Continue reading

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Exploring the effect of IPR on Egypt’s ICT sector

Our competence team, Professor Knut Blind (TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS), Dr. Sacha Wunsch-Vincent (WIPO) and Dr. Tim Pohlmann (TU Berlin / MINES ParisTech) just returned from a very successful mission to Cairo, Egypt. The goal of the mission was … Continue reading

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ITU discusses on Standard Essential Patents

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has for the first time organized a public event to discuss the tensions on the interplay of IPR and standards. The ITU is a UN agency which is among other standard projects responsible for the … Continue reading

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Seminar on Technology Markets, Patent Pools and Standards

The Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin is hosting a special seminar on Technology Markets, Patent Pools and Standards which will be held Thursday August 30th, 2012 (15:30-17:00), VWS Schleuseninsel, Müller-Breslau Strasse 15, Berlin, Room 128. … Continue reading

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Chair of Innovation Economics response to the UK Open Standards consultation

The TUB Chair of Innovation Economics has responded to the United Kingdom Open Standards Consultation. On February 9th the British Cabinet Office opened a formal consultation on the definition and mandation of open standards for software interoperability such as data … Continue reading

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Apple reacts to Motorola’s injunction on essential patents! A new chapter of Antitrust and Standard Setting?

As to a statement of a Munich based patent attorney Florian Müller, Apple has reacted to Motorola’s injunction of GSM standard essential patents. Even though Motorola today won an injunction that is related to the iCloud’s data push function, some … Continue reading

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