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The Economics of the Patent System

May 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The third panel at the patent, innovation and antitrust conference has begun, and here is the line-up:

Panel III:  The Patent System
“Favoring Dynamic over Static Competition: Implications for Antitrust Analysis and Policy”
David Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, Haas School of Business (U.C. Berkeley)
“Rewarding Innovation Efficiently: The Case for […]

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Tags: antitrust · microsoft · patent

Patents as Property Rights

May 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We are on the second panel at the patents, innovation and antitrust conference.
Here is the line-up:

Panel II: Patents as Property Rights
“Removing Property from Intellectual Property and (Intended?) Pernicious Impacts on Innovation and Competition”
F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis […]

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Tags: Uncategorized · antitrust · microsoft · patent

Patent Royaltes in Standards

May 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I’m at the “Patents and the Commercialization of Innovation” conference, and Damien Geradin is speaking about how the various theories of royalty-stacking theories “fail to account for cross-licensing.”
There is a great deal of confusion between the minimum cumulative royalty rate, the maximum cumulative royalty rate and the average cumulative royalty rates that apply to the […]

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Tags: antitrust · microsoft · patent

Antitrust, Innovation and Patent Reform

May 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today, I’ll be attending, and hopefully live-blogging, or live-Twittering, about “Patents and the Commercialization of Innovation,” which is the topic of the George Mason University/Microsoft Annual Conference on the Law and Economics of Innovation. This is the second annual version of this conference, and it is being held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 North Stafford […]

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Tags: antitrust · microsoft · patent

FTC Report on Broadband Resurrects Freedom of Service Information

July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2007 – The Federal Trade Commission intends to monitor the information that telecom and cable companies provide about high-speed Internet service in the service plans they offer to customers, according to a report issued last week by the agency.
The FTC asserts in the report, released on June 27, that since […]

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Tags: FCC · antitrust · broadband · net neutrality