In this edition of IP Literature Watch we feature an assortment of recent papers, including one about crisis-critical intellectual property. The paper focuses on individual challenges and technical aspects related to research, development, and urgent upscaling of capacity to manufacture crisis-critical products and how to provide a structure for those concerned with steering clear of IP challenges.
Also in this issue, we include a paper that explores whether some rightsholders actually encourage patent infringement to benefit from it; and an article that reports the results of a broad empirical exploration of design patent litigation using a novel and comprehensive database of all lawsuits alleging design patent infringement from 2000 to 2016.
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License to all or access to all? A law and economics assessment of standard development organizations’ licensing rules
Should FRAND commitments be interpreted to require licensing all comers or could access to standards can be achieved through other, less rigid means?