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Patent = monopoly: a legal fiction

by December 2013

Patent = monopoly: a legal fiction

This paper explores terminological confusion and historical misunderstanding of ’monopoly’ rights in patent law as distinct from the meaning of a market monopoly in antitrust theory.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law