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Economic Analysis of Market Licensing v. OEM Restricted Licensing for Standard and Essential Patents

The latest research on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) shows that there are potential problems in SEP licensing that may result in excessive royalties beyond the technical contribution of a patent. When patent owners refuse to license patents except to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in industries where OEMs invest heavily in their brands, it creates a risk of excessive royalties based on OEM investments in brand value. Excessive royalties may discourage patent implementation and reduce products available for consumers.

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Economic Analysis of Market Licensing v. OEM Restricted Licensing for Standard and Essential Patents

The latest research on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) shows that there are potential problems in SEP licensing that may result in excessive royalties beyond the technical contribution of a paten...

DMCC: Economic Impact

The Sky Is Rising 2024 Edition

The latest data show significant growth in the music, film, gaming, and other entertainment industries – largely thanks to the internet. Consumers and creators alike are shown to be thriving with...

State of the UK Digital Economy

Public First finds that the United Kingdom boasts the most advanced digital economy in Europe, making it a leading destination for investment, startups, global tech companies, and businesses of all...

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Survey Reveals Strong Opposition to Government Influence on Social Media Content

The State of Competition in UK Cloud Computing

While the demand for cloud services keeps growing globally and consumers and businesses are presented with a variety of almost custom-made cloud solutions, it is important to ensure that any barrie...

Social Media Survey Experiment

This survey shows the impact of objectionable user-generated content on social media sites and digital advertising. The experiment results find that content like hate speech, offensive material, mi...

Regulatory Overreach Targeting Tech Would Cost California State and Local Government Employee Pension Plans Billions

Aggressive regulations, bills, and enforcement actions targeting tech would increase operating costs for regulated U.S. companies, reducing their market value and harming their shareholders. State ...

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Estimating the Value of Content and Applications Services for Internet Users in Europe