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Keywords

patent, technology, royalty stacking, hold-up problem, FRAND

Abstract

Technology patents serve two purposes: to protect competition in the marketplace and to promote collaborative innovation amongst rival firms. Society benefits when technology firms are made to share patents at fair rates. The costs and benefits of technology patents are discussed in the context of industry expectations, and the broader implications for society. Firms should be encouraged to continue innovating, benefiting society as they go.

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