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Disclosure Rules and Declared Essential Patents

Rudi Bekkers, Christian Catalini, Arianna Martinelli, Cesare Righi, Timothy Simcoe

NBER Working Paper No. 23627
Issued in July 2017

---- Acknowledgements ----

Support for this research was provided by the Hoover IP2 initiative. We also thank seminar participants at Boston University, Duke University and the University of Wisconsin. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Rudi Bekkers ----

I, Rudi Bekkers, have performed various studies commissioned by the US National Academies of Science (NAS) and the European Commission (EC), among others. I also carried out projects for a number of standard setting organizations (ITU, ETSI), serve as a member of the IEEE-SA Europe Advisory Council, and served as an expert witness in several court cases related to patents in standards. I believe that these involvements do not constitute any conflict of interest and have not influenced the content of this manuscript in any way.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Timothy Simcoe ----

I have consulted and served as an expert witness on several legal matters related to Standard Essential Patents.

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