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Ten Things to do About Patent Holdup of Standards (and One Not To)

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Publication Date: 
August 01, 2006
Format: 
Working Paper
Bibliography: Mark A. Lemley, Ten Things to do About Patent Holdup of Standards (and One Not To), Stanford Public Law Working Paper No. 923470 (2006).

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Congress, the courts, scholars, and the press have focused more and more attention on what is shaping up to be the central public policy problem in intellectual property law today: the problem of holdup by patent owners, particularly but not exclusively in the context of standard setting. I will suggest ten things we might do to deal with this problem, and at least one thing we probably ought not to do.