Empirical Research on Standardization

Third Annual Empirical Research Conference on Standardization

Thursday, May 25, 2023 — Friday, May 26, 2023

This conference will feature presentations of standards-related empirical research in economics, management, law and adjacent fields, and provide a venue for valuable exchanges between experts on standardization from various fields of research as well as industry practice.

Topics

  • SEPs - SDOs' IPR Policies
  • SEP Licensing
  • Standards and IPR - Policy Evolutions in China
  • Standardization and Innovation
  • SEP Policy in Europe (Essentiality Checks)
  • Standardization Regulation - Evolutions in Europe
  • Standardization and Regulation – U.S. Perspectives
  • Governance of Standardization
  • Societal Impacts of Standards
  • Standardization in Emerging Technologies
  • Standardization and Financial Markets

 

Agenda (pdf)

Papers

The History of the ETSI IPR Policy: Using the Historical Record to Inform Application of the ETSI FRAND Obligation
Dave Djavaherian, President. PacTech Law, P.C.

Standard-Setting and the Incentives to Innovate: Evidence from the IEEE Patent Policy Update
Michela Bonani, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Economics, ESSEC Business School

Standard Essential Utility Models
Jorge Contreras, James T. Jensen Endowed Professor for Transactional Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Participant Diversity in Patent Pool Formation
Karen Ruckman, Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation, Beedie School of Business, SFU

The Economic Impact of Patent Holdout
Bowman Heiden
, Executive Director, Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital, Haas School of Business at UC-Berkeley
Justus Baron
, Director, Research Project on Innovation and Standards, Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics

China's Practice of Anti-Suit Injunctions in SEP Litigation: Transplant or False Friend?
Mark A. Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director, Asia IP and Technology Law Project, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology    

Law, State, and Private Enforcement: The Rise of Copyright Protection on China’s Internet  
Shitong Qiao, Professor of Law and the Ken Young-Gak Yun and Jinah Park Yun Research Scholar, Duke Law School
Michael Klausner, Stanford Law School

Standard Setting Outcomes and Firms’ Subsequent Strategic Choices: An Exploratory Study
Ramkumar Ranganathan, Associate Professor, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Puneet Sachdeva, PhD Candidate, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

Standardized Tools and the Generalizability of Human Capital: The Impact of Standardized Technologies on Employee Mobility
Milan Miric, Assistant Professor, Information Systems Group, Department of Data Sciences & Operations, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Cooperation and Competition: The Case of Innovation in the Telecommunications Sector
Tatiana Rosa, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

The European Standardisation System at a Crossroads
Pierre Larouche, Professor of Law and Innovation, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal; CERRE Research Fellow
Justus Baron, Senior Research Associate, Innovation Policy Research Project, Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics

Characteristics of European Harmonised Standards and Obstacles to their Official Recognition
Santiago Bergallo, Research Assistant, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

The Saga of Copyrighted Standards: a Perspective on Access to Regulation
Olia Kanevskaia, Assistant Professor, Utrecht University School of Law and researcher, Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe

Quantifying the Size, Scope, and Accessibility of Standards Incorporated by Reference in the Code of Federal Regulations
Patrick McLaughlin, Senior Research Fellow, Director of Policy Analytics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Taxonomy of SDO Resilience Strategies
Antonia Stanojević, Researcher, Tilburg Law School

Good Governance of SSOs: Zoom In On Participation
Marie Gerardy, Legal and Policy Officer/Standardisation Desk Officer, European Commission

Measuring the Societal Impact of Standardization
Paul Wiegmann. Assistant Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology

Mobile Broadband Internet, Poverty and Labor Outcomes in Tanzania
Pau Castells, Head of Economic Analysis, GSMA

Quantum Computing and New Challenges For Encryption Policy
Alessia Zornetta, S.J.D. Student, UCLA Law School & Institute for Technology, Law and Policy 

Artificial Intelligence Governance Control Points: Examining Technical Standards as to AI Biases Against an Engineering-Informed Ontological Testbed
Emile Loza de Siles, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Institutional Mobility in Global Capital Markets
Roger Silvers, Assistant Professor, David Eccles School of Business, The University of Utah   

Public Interest Considerations in Financial Data Governance: The Case of the Global Legal Entity Identification System
Konrad Borowicz, Assistant Professor, Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology      

Registration

For registration info, please contact clbe@law.northwestern.edu.

 


Second Annual Empirical Research Conference on Standardization

Thursday, May 4, 2022 — Friday, May 6, 2022

This conference will feature presentations of standards-related empirical research in economics, management, law and adjacent fields, and provide a venue for valuable exchanges between experts on standardization from various fields of research as well as industry practice.

Agenda (pdf)

 

Papers

Uniform vs Competing Standards: A Structural Analysis of the U.S. Wireless Telecommunications Industry
Michela Bonani, PhD Candidate, Department of Economics, Tilburg University

 

Welfare Effects of Mobile Broadband Internet
Pau Castells, Head of Economic Analysis, GSMA

 

China in the Global Governance of Electro-Technology through Technical Standards
Tim Büthe, Professor and Chair for International Relations, Technical University of Munich

 

Evaluating the Impact of National Deviating Technical Standards
Sabrina Weithmann, Professor, Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (AUAS)

 

Chinese Latecomers in International ICT Standardization - How Origin and Experience Impact the Acceptance of Technological Contributions
Lennart Schott, Research Fellow and PhD Student, Leibniz University Hannover

 

Competition for Leadership Positions in Standards Development Organizations
Justus Baron, Senior Research Associate, Innovation Policy Research Project, Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics

 

Representation is Not Sufficient for Selecting Gender Diversity
Nicola Persico, Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 

Measuring the Societal Impact of Standardization
Paul Wiegmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM), Eindhoven University of Technology

 

An Empirical Test of Patent Hold-Out Theory: Evidence from Litigation of Standard Essential Patents
Christian Helmers, Associate Professor of Economics, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

 

Precision and Bias in the Assessment of Essentiality Rates in Firms' Portfolios of Declared SEPs
Tim Pohlmann, Managing Director, IPlytics GmbH

 

Firms' Involvement in Standardization and Average Total Costs per Patent Family
Yanis Gamarra, PhD Candidate, Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management, Chair of Management Accounting

 

Development of 5G – Identifying Organizations Active in Publishing, Patenting, and Standardization
Magnus Buggenhagen, Technical University of Berlin

 

Patents that Match your Standards: Firm-level Evidence on Competition and Innovation
Riccardo Zago, Economist, Banque de France; Research Associate at College de France, Innovation Lab

 

Standards in the Innovation of Converging Industries: A Social Network Analysis of ITS Communication Standards
Doyoung Eom, Postdoc Researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology

 

Government-Sponsored Research and Technical Standards: Evidence from Standard-Essential Patents
Emilio Raitieri, Assistant Professor, School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology

 

The Effects of Section 101 Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Doctrine on Technologies Relevant to National Security
Georgios Effraimidis, Senior Manager of Economic Strategy, Qualcomm

 

 


First Annual Empirical Research Conference on Standardization

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — Friday, May 24, 2019

This conference will feature presentations of standards-related empirical research in economics, management, law and adjacent fields, and provide a venue for valuable exchanges between experts on standardization from various fields of research as well as industry practice.

Agenda (pdf)

 

Registration

There is no registration fee for this conference, but attendance is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please send a message with your name, affiliation, and complete professional contact information to our Center at searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu.

 

Papers

Learning When to Quit: An Empirical Model of Experimentation in Standards Development
Bernhard Ganglmair, ZEW, MaCCI, and University of Mannheim

 

The Effect of Standardization on Innovation: A Machine Learning Approach
Petyo Bonev, University of St. Gallen
Maddalena Agnoli, MINES ParisTech (CERNA)

 

The Causal Effects of Including Standards-related Documentation into Patent Prior Art: Evidence from an EPO Policy Change
Rudi Bekkers, Eindhoven University of Technology

 

Over-Declaration of Standard-Essential Patents and the Determinants of Essentiality
Robin Stitzing, Compass Lexecon

 

“Standards-Setting Competition with Network Effects: Theory and Empirical Analysis”
Jin Wang, Kansas State University

 

How Do Patent Assertion Entities Influence the Direction of Technological Change? Evidence from 3GPP SDO
Aija Leiponen, Cornell University

 

Why Do R&D-Intensive Firms Participate in Standards Organizations? The Role of Patents and Product-Market Position
Justus Baron, Northwestern Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

 

Making the Rules. The Governance of Standard Developing Organizations and their Policies on Intellectual Property Rights
Pierre Larouche, Université de Montréal

 

The Origins of the Industrial Standardization Movement and the World Outside Europe and North America
Craig N. Murphy, Wellesley College

 

“Trademarks, Certification Marks and Technical Standards”
Standards Setting Organizations and Trademark Registration: An Empirical Analysis
Jorge Contreras, University of Utah
Brad Biddle, Center for the Study of Law, Science and Technology, Arizona State University School of Law

 

Certifier Competition and Audit Grades
Talia Bar, University of Connecticut

 

Differentiation Strategies in the Adoption of Environmental Standards: LEED from 2000-2014
Marc Rysman, Boston University