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Our researchers awarded ‘Article of the Month’

Each year, the Licensing Executive Society (LES) selects the four best papers from its journal les Nouvelles and name them ‘Articles of the Month’. We are proud to announce that the paper ‘The 25% rule revisited and a new investment-based method for determining FRAND licensing royalties’ by our researchers Ove Granstrand and Marcus Holgersson has been awarded ‘Article of the Month’ for February 2013:

LES Article of the Month

In the paper, a new investment-based method for determining fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing royalties is developed. This method is not only applicable to one-to-one bilateral licensing deals but also to multilateral deals with multiple license sellers and multiple license buyers. The authors also provide an accompanying calculation tool for download here at, find more information here.