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by Prof. Dr. Nicolas Petit – April 2014
This paper traces the expansion of ‘stealth licensing’ by regulatory bodies and explores its implications on company R&D investments in Europe.
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Patent = monopoly: a legal fiction
by Sven Bostyn, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Liverpool Law School and Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law, University of Liege, December 2013
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.