Study on the interplay between standards and intellectual property rights (IPRs)
Published in OJ 2009/S 136 of 18/07/2009 <br/><br/>Call for Tenders: ENTR/09/015 - Study on the interplay between standards and intellectual property rights (IPRs)
The study shall provide the Commission with a quantified up to date description of the situation regarding the inclusion of IPRs in standards, of its economic impact, and the related disputes. This is the main objective of the study.
The study shall also propose an explanation for variations in the type and recurrence of the disputes according to differences in legal and business practice and business models in different sectors/sub-sectors or economic areas. Finally, on the basis of the observed issues and practice, the study shall point to the main issues to be addressed in the interplay of IPRs and standards, and identify a number of observed solutions.
More detail on the tasks to be performed is included in section 4 of these specifications.
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