Global COE & Hitotsubashi Law and Economics Group
"Patent Pools and Standards Workshop: Theory and Empirical Evidence"

Time and Date: 9:00 - 18:00, Friday, February 20, 2009
Venue: Meeting Room, 4F, Institute of Economic Research
Organizer: Reiko Aoki


9:50-10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks by Reiko Aoki
Chair: Sadao Nagaoka
10:00-11:00 Marc Rysman (Boston University) “Patents and the Performance of Voluntary Standard Setting Organizations” [PDF: 354KB]
11:00-12:00 Jay Pil Choi (Michigan State University) “Patent Pools and Cross-Licensing in the Shadow of Patent Litigation” [PDF: 333KB]
Lunch (for registered participants)
Chair: Marc Rysman
13:30-14:30 Sadao Nagaoka (Hitotsubashi University) “The structure and the emergence of essential patents for standards: Lessons from three IT standards” (with Naotoshi Tsukada and Tomoyuki Shimbo) [PDF: 115KB]
14:30-15:30 Yann Meniere (Ecole des Mines) “Ex ante commitments help patent pool formation” [PDF: 146KB]
Chair: Jay Pil Choi
16:00-17:00 Noriyuki Yanagawa (University of Tokyo) “A Dark Side of Patent Pools with Individual Licensing” (with Akifumi Ishihara) [PDF: 122KB]
17:00-18:00 Reiko Aoki “CROs and Upstream Innovation” (with Aaron Schiff) [PDF: 224KB]
18:30-20:30 Dinner at a Kunitachi restaurant