Bowman’s latest publication together with Ruud Peters and Igor Nikolic is now available on SSRN. They discuss how LNGs can be designed to significantly reduce transaction costs and the threat of patent holdout while at the same time curtailing potential antitrust risks, especially regarding SEP implementors in the long tail of new IoT markets.
Research activities at CIP are focused on the paradigm shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy. CIP Research investigates the structural transformation of industry, universities, and society through an interdisciplinary approach involving scholars and experts in management, economics, law, technology, sociology, and political science. A central theme is the role of intellectual assets, property, and capital in the formation of wealth and welfare in what we term the (control of) knowledge economy.
This paper is a succinct response to the request for comments regarding the 2021 draft SEP policy statement by DOJ, USPTO, and NIST. Bo has tried to summarize several key insights from his previous research and policy experience that form the foundation for understanding SEP-enabled standards and SEP policymaking, including:
1. SEP-enabled standards have produced market successes, not market failures
2. Why injunctions do not create patent holdup in the SEP licensing context
3. Without injunctions, SEP licensors are in the weaker bargaining position
4. Is there a need for a DOJ-USPTO-NIST SEP policy statement?
Great news about our former students Michelle Fransson and Marta Sadriu. Their article, that was co-authored with Bowman Heiden, has now officially been published in IAM. The topic of the article is “how managing data into a business asset is key to unlocking value”.
A thoughtful and inspiring book on AI, digitization and Law (in Swedish).
Congratulations to CIP’s Merima Bruncevic, Christoffer Hermansson, Ulf Petrusson, Kristoffer Schollin, Gregor Noll (editor), Dr Matilda Arvidsson and, Jannice Käll – together with Mareike Persson, Erik Björling, Laila Brännström, Moa DE Lucia Dahlbeck, Markus Gunneflo, Kajsa Lindberg, Tormod Otter Johansen and, Elena Raviola.
For more information about the book, click here
Bowman Heiden, Jorge L. Contreras, Steve Faraji, Sonja London, and Matthias Zigann will be speaking at the upcoming seminar by IPR University Center “SEPs – what should the EU do?”
How should the EU facilitate the licensing of SEPs? This seminar addresses the challenges that SEP licensing currently faces in the EU and beyond and the means by which the EU could seek to resolve the issues through its policy actions. It evaluates the current initiatives put forward and considers how the European Commission, national courts and the CJEU can facilitate the licensing of SEPs in a way that secures innovators incentives to innovate and effective access to SEPs by implementers.
17.00 – 17.05 Opening of the seminar
17.05 – 17.25 A Policy Governance Framework for SEP Licensing – Private vs. Public Ordering
Co-Director Bowman Heiden, Center for Intellectual Property, CIP
17.25 – 17.45 Anti-suit injunctions
Professor Jorge L. Contreras ,University of Utah
17.45 – 17.55 Break
17.55 – 18.15 Approach of German courts
Presiding Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann,Regional Court of Munich I
18.15 – 18.35 Prepared comments to all three presentations
Licensing Executive Sonja London, Nokia
Chief IPR Policy Manager Steve Faraji, AUDI
Questions and comments from the audience and replies of presenters
19.00 Closing of the seminar