Ms. Karen Bartleson
Sr. Director, Synopsys, and Past President, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)
“If it works (for me) why fix it?” Status quo versus reforms at the intersection between patent system and standardization
Managing Director, IEEE-SA
Carl Cargill (Adobe)
• Standardization in the ICT: Towards ever closer union between SSOs and Patent offices?
• Engagement in ICT Standardization: Pushing the Patents or Questing for Knowledge?
Cesare Riillo, Ivana Mijatovic
• Five Reasons Why Patent Disclosure in Standards-Setting Organizations Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead)
Carl Shapiro – “Patent Holdup: Myth or Reality?”
• The Influence of Standard Essential Patents on Trade
Florian Ramel, Knut Blind
• RAND Market Failure: Analyzing IPXI’s unsuccessful attempt to establish an exchange for unitized standards-essential patent licenses
• Analysis of Early-Stage Proposals in Standardization: A Case Study of SEP-Candidate Proposals in oneM2M Release 1
The role of globally acceptable standards for promoting international trade is evident. Unjustified or excessive differences in local regulations, could raise the cost of investing in research, harm interoperability, and diminish the potential for building integrated, global innovation networks. This tension has been captured in WTO’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, However, WTO’s concept of standardization dates back to the 1979 Tokyo Round Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade Governing Regulations and Standards. Since then, the rise of the Internet has fundamentally transformed the development and use of technical standards. WTO’s TBT agreement fails to address this new international standardization landscape – a globally open, bottom-up process with less emphasis on national interests and more on a global perspective, particularly as a way to promote more and better global public goods. Nor does the WTO TBT agreement provide the tools to cope with a fundamental shift to mega-regional trade agreements, like the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and their focus on behind-the-border policies, rules and regulations. In light of these fundamental transformations, do we need a recalibration of WTO’s international standardization concepts? What kind of policies and Public-Private Partnerships could promote globally open, bottom up standardization as a new type of global public good that would increase the gains for innovation from international trade through new types of open and global innovation networks? And what adjustments would this require for national policies that seek to foster economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity through innovation?
Konstantinos Karachalios (Managing Director, IEEE-SA)
Phil Wennblom (Intel)
• Certification matters – competition of market, rational-bureaucratic and professional logics in software development organisations
Ronny Gey, Andrea Fried, Sarah Langer
• A Modular Approach to Standards Education
• The effects of the recent EPO policy change to consider standards-related documentation as prior art
Authors: Rudi Bekkers , Arianna Martinelli, Federico Tamagni
Presenter: Rudi Bekkers
• Managing Standards and Standard-Related Hurdles in the Context of Innovation
• The evolving role of standardization in technological innovation: The case of photovoltaics
Jae-Yun Ho, Eoin O’Sullivan
• Internet of Things and Business Models Empirical Illustrations of How the Business Model Concept Helps Us to Understand Strategic Implications of Internet of Things Investments
Pelle Hognelid, Thomas Kalling
The panelists will provide economists’ views of the standard setting process, including standards as mechanisms for innovation, the role of patents in standards, evidence of problems with patent licensing, and incentives of firms to participate in and contribute technologies to SSOs. Our panelists represent diverse views on these subjects, so expect an active and thought provoking debate on economic issues within standard setting.
Anne Layne-Farrar (CRA)
Carl Cargill – “Doing Business using Standardization: A Veritable Smörgåsbord”
The coda to this conference looks forward. Based up the panelists’ views, the history of standardization, and rapidly expanding technologies, we will discuss how standardization may evolve. As the technology that standards control becomes more fundamental to people’s lives how will the narrow technically focused SDOs of today evolve? Perhaps one direction is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which has become very broad geographically and a very political SDO with an operational rather than a technical focus.
• Ex Post Shapley Pricing as the Solution Concept for Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Royalties
Norman Siebrasse, Thomas Cotter
• Standard Value Holdup
Norman Siebrasse, Thomas Cotter
• Perilous Deviations from FRAND Harmony — Operational Pitfalls of the 2015 IEEE Patent Policy
• In Praise of Experimentation (and the IEEE): a Reply to Katznelson
Wrap up and Recognitions
Ken Krechmer, General Chair