EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: The Regulation of Innovation by Steve Anderman

EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: The Regulation of Innovation

bySteve Anderman, Hedvig Schmidt

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Widely read and appreciated in its first edition by students, academics and junior practitioners, this was the first book to offer an accessible introduction to the interface between competition law and intellectual property rights. Now fully updated, but retaining the accessible approach, it continues to represent an ideal gateway to this increasingly dynamic interface, offering a sound introduction to the topic based on thorough legal analysis. It provides a foundation to EU competition law rules as they relate tointellectual property rights, and explores how such a template can be applied to existing intellectual property rights and adapted to new technologies such as telecommunications and information technology. It demonstrates how, both under the EU law and as a matter of economic policy, EU competitionlaw must provide a set of outer limits to, and a framework of rules which regulate, the exploitation and licensing of intellectual property rights.A group of landmark cases since the first edition - the Microsoft case and its predecessor concerned with database rights, the IMS case - has extended the scope of Article 102 TFEU to a refusal to license interface codes. Article 102 has also been applied in the Astra Zeneca case to regulate thebehaviour of pharmaceutical companies and the pharmaceutical sector has recently experienced a sectoral enquiry. Finally, the field of industrial standards, patent ambushes and FRAND obligations has become the subject of competition law scrutiny. Under Article 101 TFEU, the modernisation reforms andthe new Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation 772/2004 together with the Technology Transfer Guidelines have quite radically reformed the method that lawyers must use when analysing the limits of clauses in intellectual property licensing. It requires greater economic understanding, offersless legal certainty but allows more flexibility than its predecessor. The book offers a comprehensive insight to these new developments in a textbook style ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time, or a useful reference for those with more experience.

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Steve Anderman is Professor of Law in the Department of Law at University of Essex, UK and Guest Professor at Stockholm University School of Law. He has worked as Expert on Competition Law for the Economic and Social Committee of the EU from 1984-2004 and has advised both the Singapore (2004) and Chinese (2007) Governments on the IP c...

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Title:EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: The Regulation of InnovationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 8.74 × 5.98 × 0.01 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I General Introduction1. Introduction2. The Relationship between Intellectual Property Rights and competition lawII Article 1023. Introduction4. The Relevant Market and Intellectual Property Rights5. Dominance6. Abuse7. Refusal to Supply8. Tying9. Excessive Pricing10. Discriminatory Pricing11. Predatory Pricing12. ConclusionsIII Article 10113. Introduction14. Article 10115. Concept of Restriction16. Block Exemptions17. Territorial Restraints18. Non-territorial Restraints19. Conclusions

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"He approaches the subject-matter clearly from the viewpoint of a competition lawyer, rather than an I.P. lawyer ... Professor Anderman's thesis is well-reasoned and argued ... an invaluable addition to any library and an interesting exposition of the law" --Robyn Durie, Linklaters and Paines, London, EIPR, vol 21, issue 6, 1999