Category Archives: Agora – Discussion

IPlytics wins ICT innovation prize 2013

Dr. Tim Pohlmann is currently busy trying to transfer the subject of his doctoral thesis into the business model of his startup IPlytics. The idea is to develop a market intelligence tool that analyzes market developments, technology trends and patenting … Continue reading

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Quality Infrastructure in a Least Developed Country – The Case of Malawi

Our Post-Doctoral researcher Axel Mangelsdorf from the Chair of Innovation Economics and Federal Institute of Materials Research and Testing spent the last three weeks in Sub-Sahara Africa to analyze the National Quality Infrastructure of Malawi. Here is his report.

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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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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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EC Opens Antitrust Investigation on Samsung

Just yesterday (January 31st) the European Commission announced in a press release to open a formal investigation on Samsung’s filed injunctions on standard essential patents. Samsung made injunctions against a number of competitors, among others Apple Inc. The Commission now … Continue reading

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Referencing ICT standards in public procurement: How to deal with patents and licensing regimes? Is royalty free always the best choice?

Public demand on ICT solutions has drastically increased during the last decades. The public is one of the most important customers for private technology producers. Public Authorities list standards on which products and services have to be compliant. The public … Continue reading

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