The OECD holds a roundtable on competition, intellectual property and standard setting

Executive summary, by the Secretariat * Considering the discussion at the hearing, the background paper and the delegates’ and experts’ written submissions, several key points emerge: (1) The existence of standards has encouraged ICT innovation and fast and continuing penetration of ICT devices delivering important benefits to business, government and consumers. However, many important ICT standards rely on technologies covered by patents. This may raise potential for harm to competition stemming from patent holdup or royalty stacking. Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs) aim to mitigate these risks in their intellectual property rights (IPR) policies. In principle, a mobile phone of any make can connect to any other mobile phone in the world. Similarly, personal computers and smart

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on competition, intellectual property and standard setting, 18 June 2014, e-Competitions Intellectual property, Art. N° 85575

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