Nber Working Paper Series Competing on Standards ? Entrepreneurship , Intellectual Property and the Platform Paradox

  • Timothy S. Simcoe Stuart J. H. Graham Maryann
  • Published 2007


This paper studies the intellectual property strategy of firms that participate in the formal standards process. Specifically, we examine litigation rates in a sample of patents disclosed to thirteen voluntary Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs). We find that SSO patents have a relatively high litigation rate, and that SSO patents assigned to small firms… (More)

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