ITU Patent Roundtable

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has for the first time organized a public event to discuss the tensions on the interplay of IPR and standards (ITU Patent Roundtable). The ITU is a UN agency which is among other standard projects responsible for the H.264 video coding standard (MPEG4). The ITU invited all interested parties, mostly from the ICT industry (Apple, Motorola Mobility, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Google, Nokia, Ericsson, etc.) but also from international organizations (EPO, Read more

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7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association in Leuven

The 7th Annual Conference of the EPIP Association in Leuven, Belgium was an exceptional opportunity for researchers as well as practitioners to present and discuss new insights regarding economic, legal, political and managerial aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights. The chair of innovations economics was strongly represented by Annika Lorenz, Tim Pohlmann, Julius Rauber and Sören Simon Petersen. Annika Lorenz presented a paper in cooperation with Knut Blind and Bernd Ebernsberger Read more

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The German Ministry presents results of a study on the economic impact of standards conducted by the Chair of Innovation Economics in a recent publication

In a special issue of the monthly series “Schlaglichter der Wirtschaftspolitik” (Hotspots of Economic Policy), the ministry presents the main results of a study by Knut Blind, Andre Jungmittag and Axel Mangelsdorf on the economic impact of standards. This study is updating the original study published in 2000 and confirms the contribution of standards of around 15 billion € per year to Germany’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Read more

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Seminar on Technology Markets, Patent Pools and Standards Thursday August 30th, 2012

The Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technical University of Berlin is hosting a special seminar on Technology Markets, Patent Pools and Standards which will be held Thursday August 30th, 2012 (15:30-17:00), VWS Schleuseninsel, Müller-Breslau Strasse 15, Berlin, Room 128. The seminar takes place subsequent to the doctoral defence of Tim Pohlmann on Patenting and Coordination in ICT Standardization: Empirical Analyses of Essential Patents, Patent Pools, and Standards Consortia, which will Read more

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The 17th EURAS Annual Standardization Conference

Between June, 18th and June, 20th 2012, the 17th EURAS Conference in Kosice, Slovakia took place. The main topic in 2012 was Standards and Innovation, a key research topic of the Chair of Innovation Economics at Berlin University of Technology. Thus, four members of Professor Blind’s chair participated at the conference and gave some presentations (The slides of the presentations can be downloaded here) on different topics regarding standardization: Dr. Simone Wurster ( “Standardization Read more

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