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Broadcast Networks Seek ‘Time Out’ on FCC Push for White Spaces

October 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.
In the letter, the CEOs of CBS Corp., NBC Universal and Walt Disney, and […]

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Tags: Aspen Institute · CBS · Communications Daily · Dennis Wharton · George Mason University School of Law · Information Economy Project · Jeffrey Zucker · Kevin Martin · Larry Page · Leslie Moonves · Media Access Project · Michael Calabrese · Motorola · NAB · NAF · NBC · National Association of Broadcasters · National Football League · New America Foundation · News Corp. · Peter Chernin · Phillips · RBR.com · Robert Iger · Thomas Hazlett · Vernon Smith · Wi-Fi · google · microsoft · spectrum · white spaces

CEO: Microsoft-Yahoo Will Bring Competition to Media Business

June 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 3 - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Tuesday that his company’s attempt to acquire Yahoo was an effort to bring greater competition to the media business and the advertising industry.
“We are trying to give good competition to the market leader in that category,” Ballmer said about Google, his voice […]

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Tags: AeA · Moore's Law · Yahoo · advertising · google · media business · microsoft · search · wireless

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