Policies of standards-development organizations (SDOs) are typically embodied in a governing document regulated by the jurisdiction in which the SDO is located. Is it possible to decouple SDO policy interpretation from this patchwork of national and state laws? In this edition of IP Literature Watch, we include a paper that investigates a common lexicon of interpretive principles from the shared understanding of SDO participants. Our round-up of recent research also includes a paper on how IP licensing of 3D printing by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) has the potential to shift supply chains to largely digital networks with decentralized 3D printing.
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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?