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Rudi Bekkers

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Rudi Bekkers is a tenured faculty member at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, and specializes in the relationship between standardization and intellectual property rights. Over the last 15 years, he has published a number of papers on this topic in established journals. In addition, he performed more than a dozen commissioned studies and projects in this field, including the 2014 study “Patents and Standards” for the European Commission. He also was also one of the authors of a study on this topic by the U.S. National Academies of Science, published in 2013. In a collaborative project with several other scholars from the US and Europe, he contributed to the creation of the publicly available dSEP database, which includes harmonized essential patent disclosures of thirteen major standard setting organizations.

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