OFE: The Benefits of Open Standards for European SMEs, OFE Brief no. 2, 2009
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Date: 20 Feb 2009 21:48
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Summary:
For open standards in the area of interoperability the EIF is very clear--any intellectual property present in that standard should be made irrevocably available on a royalty free basis. This allows all business models and all users freedom to clhoose and allows innovation where it is required. For the SME such access becomes especially important. Elsewhere, it is true that if patented technology is included in a standard one needs to proceed with care with consideration on royalty free clauses, or a clear up-front ex ante declaration of maximum royalty rates.
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