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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Standard-setting abuse: the case for antitrust control

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Mario Mariniello (Bruegel) argues for Standard-setting abuse: the case for antitrust control.

ABSTRACT: Standards reduce production costs and increase the value of products to consumers; ultimately they significantly contribute to economic development. Standards however entail risks of anti-competitive abuse. After the adoption of a standard, the elimination of competition between technologies can lead to consumer harm. Fair, reasonable, nondiscriminatory (FRAND) commitments made by patent holders have been used to mitigate that risk. The European Commission recognises the importance of standards, but European Union competition policy is still seeking to identify well-targeted and efficient enforcement rules.

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