[Summary of Chapter 7]:
Chapter 7 is a continuation of the description of the 3G Patent Platform, describing specific bodies within the aggregated licensing administrator. The structure, roles, functions, and governance of each body are explained. A comparison is made between two different royalty models – a high royalty model without aggregated licensing, and a low royalty model with aggregated licensing. These models are not merely theoretical, because in industries with fragmented ownership of essential IP, royalty rates can run as high as 30% or more for companies that do not have their IP to cross-trade.
[Brief Excerpt from Chapter 7, pp.271-271]:
This chapter is intended:
- To outline the approved Platform structure, functions, and governance mechanisms…
- To outline the key factors that influenced the selection of the structure and governance mechanisms…
- To demonstrate how the Platform provides a pragmatic business tool for licensors to achieve competitive commercial advantage…
- To demonstrate how the Platform [essentiality] evaluation and [commercial] licensing structures may be used for other technologies experiencing the “fragmented IPR” problem…and
- To outline the status for the practical realization of the Platform (as of early 2004).
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