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FEB-11(1)

In this issue: Last September, we published an issue, sponsored by Guest Editor Paul Lugard, on the EC's Draft Guidelines for Horizontal Agreements. In December,...

Legal Remedies For Patent Infringement: From General Principles To FRAND Obligations...

Richard Epstein, David J. Kappos, Dec 20, 2013 At present, the traditional informal mechanisms for setting FRAND rates for SEPs have come under extensive attack...

Whither Symmetry? Antitrust Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights at the FTC...

Douglas Ginsburg, Joshua Wright, Dec 20, 2013 In modern antitrust law, intellectual property rights (IPRs) are treated like all other forms of property. Beginning with...

Competition, Standards, and Patents

Per Hellstrom, Thomas Kramler, Oct 01, 2012 The interface of competition, standards, and patents has received increased attention over the past few years, in particular...

Intellectual Property Rights Protection Versus Antitrust: Tug of War?

Alexander Kurdin, Andrey Shastitko, Dec 13, 2011 In this paper we consider the relationship between antitrust policy and intellectual property protection under the condition of...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Comments to the Commission’s...

Jorge Padilla, Feb 11, 2011 This note sets out my comments to Section 7 of the Guidelines on the applicability of Article 101 of the...

Some Observations on the Treatment of Standardization Agreements in the EC...

Mathew Heim, Feb 11, 2011 Guidelines issued by the European Commission can provide an important complement to the modernization of Europe's competition regime. Instituted by...

Further Reflections on the Impact of the EC Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines...

Richard Taffet, Feb 11, 2011 The European Commission has now issued its Guidelines on the applicability of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning...

China’s Approach to Compulsory Licensing of Intellectual Property Under Its Anti-Monopoly...

Michael Jacobs, Xinzhu Zhang, Nov 05, 2010 While a discussion of the misuse of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) can be quite broad, this paper focuses...

Are Article 82 EC and Intellectual Property Interoperable? The State of...

Maurits Dolmans, Paul-John Loewenthal, Robert O'Donoghue, Apr 19, 2007 The objectives of intellectual property rights (IPR) and competition law are essentially the same: both promote...

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