by Stefan M. Meisner and James B. Camden

The FTC recently hosted a workshop on preventing patent “hold-ups” in standard-setting.  Panelists addressed and evaluated the three main tools currently used by SSOs to prevent patent hold-ups: patent disclosure rules, ex ante disclosure of licensing terms by patent holders, and RAND commitments.  The FTC has yet to formally comment on the workshop, but may prepare a report discussing the issues raised in this project.

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