les Nouvelles - September 2012


The 25% Rule Revisited And A New Investment-Based Method For Determining FRAND Licensing Royalties

Ove Granstrand

Chalmers Univ. of Technology

Marcus Holgersson

Chalmers Univ. of Technology

This paper starts with briefly discussing the 25% rule and the argumentation for and against it. The paper continues with developing a new investment-based method for determining FRAND licensing royalties, a method not only applicable to one-to-one bilateral licensing deals but also to multilateral deals with multiple license sellers and multiple license buyers. The paper ends with discussing limitations and generalizations, opening up for further research.

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