Download e-book for iPad: Antitrust and Patent Law by Alan Devlin

By Alan Devlin

Patents lie on the center of recent festival coverage. within the new economic climate, corporations use them variously to guard their R&D, to reinforce their industry positions, and to exclude opponents. Antitrust enforcers hence scrutinize patentees to make sure that they don't use their intellectual-property rights to suppress festival. cutting-edge antitrust legal professionals needs to hence navigate intellectual-property matters and propose consumers at the procurement and statement of patents. It is
no effortless job. In granting specific rights, patents have an uneasy courting with festival legislations, which struggles in flip to use rules built in bricks and mortar industries to the realm of technology.

This ebook explores the purchase and use of patents below the legislation of the world's most vital antitrust regimes: the us and the eu Union. It examines antitrust ideas governing expertise move, standard-essential applied sciences, patent aggregation, open and closed structures, coercive licensing phrases that quantity to misuse, evergreening strategies within the pharmaceutical like 'paying for delay', and patentee immunity in suing for infringement. To contextualize that
analysis, the e-book explores the theoretical dating among patents and pageant legislation, addresses the U.S. 'patent crisis', the circulation in the direction of unitary patents in Europe, and ameliorations among the USA and ecu festival regimes. extra, the booklet explores idiosyncrasies governing the center antitrust
questions of marketplace definition, marketplace energy, and anticompetitive behavior within the patent environment. In doing so, the publication permits those that perform, implement, educate, or examine festival legislations to appreciate the subtleties of this attention-grabbing subject.

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