The Use and Threat of Injunctions in the Rand Context

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We model a dispute between the owner of a standard-essential patent and an implementer of the standard over whether the patentee’s license offer is reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND). An injunction is not ruled out, yet that threat does not lead to holdup. A key element is that the implementer always has a last-resort ability to accept license terms… (More)

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