Patent pool analysis based on technical standards: A case study of indigenous alliances in China
Keywords:Technical Standards, Patent Pool, AVS alliance, IGRS alliance
AbstractChina has set up only two sorts of patent pools (PLs) with technical standards, namely, the AVS alliance and IGRS alliance. Both PLs are applied in the IT industry. Statistics of patent alliances with global technical standards show that Chinese enterprises cannot easily form and develop an international PL. This study analyzes the formation process of the AVS and IGRS patent alliance, and points out the challenges in building and developing Chinese PL. The study offers suggestions on alliance management, government guidance, and international cooperation.
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