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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Competition, Patents and Innovation II

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Jeremy West (OECD) has posted Competition, Patents and Innovation II.

ABSTRACT: In June 2009, the OECD Competition Committee continued a discussion on innovation that began in 2006. This roundtable revisited the ways in which competition and patents can influence innovative activity. It also explored the uncertainty created by pending patents and how that uncertainty can be used for strategic purposes, some of which may be harmful to competition and innovation. These latter include tactics such as ambushing standard setting organizations, patent flooding, and patent trolling.

This document includes an executive summary and the documents from the roundtable meeting: an analytical note by Jeremy West for the OECD, written submissions from Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Chinese Taipei, the European Commission and BIAC, as well as a summary of the discussion.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2010/05/competition-patents-and-innovation-ii.html

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