This issue of IP Literature Watch contains a survey of the effect of patent licensing demands on the economy, the nature and limits of patent licensing demands, and their role (or lack thereof) in driving innovation; a survey of how antitrust policy and precedent interface with the competitive dynamics of biologics; a paper containing large-sample evidence on the behavior and impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs); and several papers on patent design including an analysis of various approaches to ameliorating the amplified costs of overlapping regimes for claiming design.
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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?