The Battle to Define the Meaning of FRAND
Doctoral thesis, 2017
standard essential patents
Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Entrepreneurship and Strategy
The viability of FRAND: How the seminal landmark Microsoft ruling could impact the value of standard essential patents and the future of telecom standards
Telecommunications Policy,; Vol. 40(2016)p. 870-887
Heiden, Bowman. (2015). Valuing Standard Essential Patents in the Knowledge Economy: A Comparison of FRAND Royalty Methodologies in US Courts. International Journal of Standardization Research (IJSR), 13(1), 19-46.
Heiden, Bowman and Andreasson, Jens (2016), Reevaluating Patent Damages in the Knowledge Economy: The Intellectual Value Chain and the Royalty Base for Standard-Essential Patents, Criterion J. on Innovation, 1, 229.
Heiden, Bowman and Petit, Nicolas (2017), Patent Trespass and the Royalty Gap: Exploring the Nature and Impact of ‘Patent Holdout’, Stanford Hoover IP2 Working Paper Forthcoming in Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal.
The main purpose of this thesis is to better understand how competing interests seek to define the meaning of FRAND and influence the value of SEPs. This, in turn, sheds light on the role patents currently play and potentially could play in the development and commercialization of telecommunication standards from both an economic performance and efficiency perspective. In doing so, this thesis aims to provide a framework for balanced guidance to support policymakers and market actors seeking to define an agenda for the development of patent policies and IP-based business models adjusted to wealth and welfare creation in an era of open innovation.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Economics and Business
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie: 4321
Chalmers University of Technology
Vasa A, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8A, Chalmers
Opponent: W. Edward Steinmueller, University of Sussex, UK