The standards setting process relies to an increasing degree on successfully integrating up-to-date research and development results (R&D). The successful interaction between research and standards can provide important social benefits. But, to do so, a number of challenges need to be faced. One key and persistent challenge is to provide the conditions in which the cross-purposes of formal standards-setting bodies and intellectual property rights can equitably be accommodated. This means balancing the collective gains to be reaped from the elaboration of a common standard against the individual gains to be allocated to relevant individual rights-holders. This discussion paper focuses on approaches to the reemerging tension between intellectual-property-rights and standards. It points to the importance that successful approaches can have to improve the interaction the between research and standardization activities. It then goes on to consider the (re)emergence of two approaches that are indicative of the changing relationship between intellectual property rights and standards-setting bodies.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the the DIME - DRUID Fundamental on Open and Proprietary Innovation Regimes, June 17, 2008, Copenhagen|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||conference; DIME-DRUID Fundamental on Open and Proprietary Innovation Regimes, Copenhagen, CBS, Denmark; 2008-06-17; 2008-06-17 - |
Duration: 17 Jun 2008 → 17 Jun 2008
|Conference||conference; DIME-DRUID Fundamental on Open and Proprietary Innovation Regimes, Copenhagen, CBS, Denmark; 2008-06-17; 2008-06-17|
|Period||17/06/08 → 17/06/08|
|Other||DIME-DRUID Fundamental on Open and Proprietary Innovation Regimes, Copenhagen, CBS, Denmark|