Restrictions to patent enforcement

by 4iP Council: An English summary of an article by Prof. Klaus Melullis which appears in the “Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte” 107. – October 2016

25 October 2016

This article critically analyses the arguments put forward that the patent and its enforcement limit competition, differentiating between SEP and non-SEP. It further analyses the potential need for regulatory intervention in the litigation system and the expected consequences of such potential intervention on competition, investments, research and development activities and innovation.