Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, Summer

Intellectual, Property Licensing and Antitrust Policy: A Comparative Perspective
The antitrust treatment of intellectual property rights ("IPR") licensing has taken on increased significance, given the growing importance of such rights to business activity, and the potential role of IPR in spurring innovation and economic growth....
International Antitrust and Intellectual Property Harmonization of the Interface
I. INTRODUCTION Intellectual property has become one of the most valuable assets of a large and growing number of domestic and international corporations. Intellectual property rights, whether the intellectual property is used by the owner or licensed...
Refusals to Deal Involving Intellectual Property Rights
I. INTRODUCTION The debate about whether refusals to deal or sell can lead to liability under antitrust law (1) has been a heated one, particularly where the refusal is linked to the exclusionary effect of intellectual property (IP) rights, or is...
U.S. and E.C. Antitrust Approaches to Patent Uncertainty
The European Commission's Technology Transfer Block Exemption Report ("TTBE Report") (1) represents another step in the continuing convergence of U.S. and European approaches to the relationship between antitrust and intellectual property law. In the...