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Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard-Setting Organizations

Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard-Setting Organizations Voluntary standard-setting organizations (SSOs) are a common feature of systems industries, where firms supply interoperable components for a shared technology platform. These institutions promote coordinated innovation by providing a forum for collective decision making and a potential solution to the problem of fragmented and overlapping intellectual property rights. This paper examines the economic and technological significance of SSOs by analyzing the flow of citations to a sample of U.S. patents disclosed during the standard-setting process. Our main results show that the age distribution of SSO patent citations is shifted toward later years (relative to an average patent) and that citations increase substantially following standardization. These results suggest that SSOs identify promising technologies and influence their subsequent adoption. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Science INFORMS

Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard-Setting Organizations

Management Science , Volume 54 (11): 15 – Nov 13, 2008
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Publisher
INFORMS
Copyright
Copyright © INFORMS
Subject
Research Article
ISSN
0025-1909
eISSN
1526-5501
DOI
10.1287/mnsc.1080.0919
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Abstract

Voluntary standard-setting organizations (SSOs) are a common feature of systems industries, where firms supply interoperable components for a shared technology platform. These institutions promote coordinated innovation by providing a forum for collective decision making and a potential solution to the problem of fragmented and overlapping intellectual property rights. This paper examines the economic and technological significance of SSOs by analyzing the flow of citations to a sample of U.S. patents disclosed during the standard-setting process. Our main results show that the age distribution of SSO patent citations is shifted toward later years (relative to an average patent) and that citations increase substantially following standardization. These results suggest that SSOs identify promising technologies and influence their subsequent adoption.

Journal

Management ScienceINFORMS

Published: Nov 13, 2008

Keywords: Keywords : standards ; compatibility ; platform ; intellectual property ; patents ; cumulative innovation

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