Recent Developments in the United States, EU, and Asia at the Intersection of Antitrust and Patent Law

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Sebastian Evrard, Steve Harris, J. Bruce McDonald, Hiro Miyakawa, Geoffrey Oliver, Peter Wang, Shinya Watanabe, Yizhe Zhang, Johannes Zoettl, Mar 26, 2009

The intersection of antitrust and intellectual property has continued to generate a great deal of controversy and is perhaps the most fertile subject area for the development of new competition law and policy. Though an overall convergence is perceptible with regard to a number of issues, differences in the laws, legal systems, and policy priorities in various jurisdictions have resulted in divergence with regard to others. This article seeks to provide an overview of the major developments in key areas in which competition issues are implicated by the structure or use of intellectual property rights.