Mossoff on Patent Rights in Technological Standards

In an opinion piece in RCR Wireless News, Professor Adam Mossoff discusses protections for patented innovation in technological standards.


There is no reliable evidence – and certainly no evidence acquired by proper scientific norms of empirical study – that technology is being “held up” or that consumers are being “harmed” as a result of patents on technological standards. The explosive technological innovation, diversity in products, and incredible low prices in smart phones and tablets belie any assertions to the contrary that are based on only self-serving anecdotes or unproven theoretical models.

Reality Check: Weakening wireless technology patents hurts everyone, RCR Wireless News, January 28, 2015. By Adam Mossoff.