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Assigning value to individual essential patents – what is the RAND royalty rate for a single essential patent?

How would you split the royalty income between the owners of patents that are essential for using a standard?

Let’s assume for the moment that the patent owners and the users of the standard have agreed on a combined RAND royalty rate for the use of all essential patents. What is a reasonable royalty rate for 10% of these essential patents, or for a single essential patent?  Continue reading “Assigning value to individual essential patents – what is the RAND royalty rate for a single essential patent?”

Choosing the name and logo for a group of cooperating companies

Each new industry standards group will need a name, a logo, and a website. What are good names and logos? How to find them, design them? And a subtle but profound question: will the industry standard created by the group have the same name and logo as the organization? Continue reading “Choosing the name and logo for a group of cooperating companies”