Disclosure Rules and Declared Essential Patents
NBER Working Paper No. 23627
---- Acknowledgments ----
Support for this research was provided by the Hoover IP2 initiative. The authors have received useful comments and suggestions from Jorge Contreras, Florian Schuett and seminar participants at Drexel, Duke, Mannheim, Tilburg, the Toulouse School of Economics, and the University of Wisconsin. Timothy Simcoe has consulted for various companies, including Apple, Microsoft and HTC, on matters related to topic of this study. Rudi Bekkers has consulted for various companies and served as an expert witness on several court cases related to the topic of this study. All opinions and any errors are attributable to the authors. Address for correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.