Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Recent Developments in the United States, EU, and Asia at the Intersection of Antitrust and Patent Law
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
For an overview of the intersection of antitrust and IP around the world, see Recent Developments in the United States, EU, and Asia at the Intersection of Antitrust and Patent Law by a Jones Day team of Johannes Zoettl, Sebastian Evrard, Geoffrey Oliver, J. Bruce McDonald, Steve Harris, Shinya Watanabe, Hiro Miyakawa, Peter Wang and Yizhe Zhang. Well done.
ABSTRACT: 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.