In this issue:
We’re presenting two symposia this issue. A diverse variety of competition authorities and advocates tell us what’s on their minds, including Canada on cartels, Greece on professional services, Sweden on procurement, and Pakistan on advocacy, plus the ICN about competition assessments & a new virtual university, and the OECD on target constituencies. We also have the first two papers in an ongoing series on an especially hot topic: FRAND. Bo Vesterdorf has some serious concerns about civil rights, while Dennis Carlton & Allan Shampine look at setting benchmarks. Stay cool.
FRAND: Civil Rights and Benchmarks
It is not right for either parliament or governments to prosecute and punish citizens for seeking protection for their rights before the courts. Bo Vesterdorf (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
Even when royalty rates for patents are not set in advance, FRAND terms can protect members of an SSO and this protection can be implemented by using various benchmarks. Dennis Carlton (Univ. of Chicago) & Allan L. Shampine (Compass Lexecon)
Directly from the Authorities
Cuffs and Compliance: A 5-year Retrospective of Criminal Anticartel Competition Law Enforcement in Canada