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Transparency of Patent Licensing Information During Development of Standards Facilitates Efficiency in Markets for Technologies in Standards

Scott K. Peterson
Senior Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company

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© 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.


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Transparency of patent licensing information during development of standards facilitates efficiency in markets for technologies in standards.

Guidance on the application of Section 1 to collective action during standards setting regarding licensing terms for patents essential to standards facilitates behavior that reduces the likelihood of conduct in violation of Section 2.


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Transparency of patent licensing information during development of standards facilitates efficiency in markets for technologies in standards.

There should be competition in markets for technologies in standards.


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Transparency of patent licensing information during development of standards facilitates efficiency in markets for technologies in standards.

Inadequacy of information about licensing of patents essential to technical choices being made contributes to inefficiency in the market for technologies in standards.


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Transparency of patent licensing information during development of standards facilitates efficiency in markets for technologies in standards.

Standards setting should seek to enable technology, .not specify/require it.


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Transparency of patent licensing information during development of standards facilitates efficiency in markets for technologies in standards.

Pro-competitive behavior is being chilled by concern about .Section 1 risk.

Fear of Section 1 risk in the collective consideration of license terms is reducing the efficiency of the market for technologies for selection in standards.


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Transparency of patent licensing information during development of standards facilitates efficiency in markets for technologies in standards.

Guidance on the application of Section 1 to collective action during standards setting regarding licensing terms for patents essential to standards facilitates behavior that reduces the likelihood of conduct in violation of Section 2.