Alternative approaches to IP management: One-stop technology platform licensing

Larry Horn
2003 Journal of Commercial Biotechnology  
As a pioneering, one-stop technology platform licensing enterprise, MPEG LA is presented as a template for patent pooling. By providing the marketplace with fair, reasonable, non-discriminatory access to a portfolio of worldwide essential patents under a single licence, this example of a one-stop technology platform licensing programme enables widespread implementation, interoperability and use of fundamental broad-based technologies covered by many patents owned by many patent owners. This
more » ... r will: (1) present observations from MPEG LA's unique experience and perspective including a description of the necessary elements and principles on which such efforts are based, what works and why; and (2) describe efforts to apply this innovative licensing model to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries within the larger context of historical patent pooling as a solution to biotechnology bottlenecks.
doi:10.5912/jcb17 fatcat:jjw66szylbfkbczpecpzwkufay