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By Alan Devlin

Patents lie on the center of recent festival coverage. within the new economic system, companies use them variously to guard their R&D, to reinforce their industry positions, and to exclude competitors. Antitrust enforcers therefore scrutinize patentees to make sure that they don't use their intellectual-property rights to suppress festival. brand new antitrust legal professionals needs to as a result navigate intellectual-property concerns and recommend consumers at the procurement and statement of patents. It is
no effortless job. In granting specific rights, patents have an uneasy dating with festival legislations, which struggles in flip to use regulations built in bricks and mortar industries to the realm of technology.

This ebook explores the purchase and use of patents below the legislations of the world's most crucial antitrust regimes: the U.S. and the eu Union. It examines antitrust principles governing expertise move, standard-essential applied sciences, patent aggregation, open and closed platforms, 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 ebook explores the theoretical dating among patents and festival legislations, addresses the U.S. 'patent crisis', the circulation in the direction of unitary patents in Europe, and transformations among the USA and ecu festival regimes. additional, the publication explores idiosyncrasies governing the middle antitrust
questions of industry definition, marketplace strength, and anticompetitive behavior within the patent surroundings. In doing so, the booklet permits those that perform, implement, train, or learn pageant legislation to appreciate the subtleties of this attention-grabbing subject.

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