Standards

Standards are an important and often underestimated factor of the innovation system. Recently, there has been a lot of interesting research, in particular on the interplay between standardization and patents.

Baron, J., Delcamp, H. Strategic Inputs into Patent Pools (2010)

Delcamp, H. Essential Patents in Pools – Is Value Intrinsic or Induced? (2010)

Pohlmann, T. Attributes and Dynamic Development Phases of Informal ICT Standards Consortia (2010)

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Much more information on this subject can be found on the following blogs:

Interview at our resources section

IPRS Trust, a site focusing on antitrust issues

Talk Standards, a more general site with exhaustive information on many standard-related topics

Consortium Info, focusing on informal standardization consortia

OASIS Open Blog, broad discussions about standards in the context of importance, innovation and patents

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