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Publications: An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grant backs and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets (Full paper)

An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grant backs and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets (Full paper)

By Jorge Padilla of Compass Lexecon and Koren W. Wong-Ervin of Qualcomm Inc. The is paper was first published in Concurrences Review, N° 3-2019. https://www.concurrences.com/90983

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Enforcement, Licensing

Publications: An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grant backs and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets (Summary paper)

An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grant backs and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets (Summary paper)

This summary was prepared for 4iP Council by Jorge Padilla of Compass Lexecon and Koren W. Wong-Ervin of Qualcomm Inc. The full version of the paper, written by these same authors, was first published in Concurrences Review, N° 3-2019. See full paper below.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Enforcement, Licensing

Publications: 4iP Council's Contribution to DG COMP Evaluation of Block Exemption Regulation for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements

4iP Council's Contribution to DG COMP Evaluation of Block Exemption Regulation for Horizontal Cooperation Agreements

This input from 4iP Council may also be consulted on the European Commission's website at the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/initiatives/ares-2019-4715393/feedback/F473570_en?p_id=5763121

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Categories: European Commission, IP and Competition Law

Research: Injunctions in European Patent Law

by Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann of Mannheim University

Injunctions in European Patent Law

This brief paper was developed by Prof. Tochtermann as a resource supporting the webinar she gave 14 May 2019 as part of 4iP Council's webinar series. It covers the legal basis for the discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in selected European jurisdictions, focusing on Germany. It provides an outlook on whether the demand for legislative action is justified. An understanding of the legal background for the proportionality discussion within TRIPS, European law and selected European jurisdictions is offered as well as perspective on the proportionality discussion and its implications concerning the patent system as a whole. Slides from the webinar can be found in our Publications section.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Enforcement, Legislation

Publications: Understanding Injunctions in European Patent Law

Understanding Injunctions in European Patent Law

by Prof. Dr. Lea Tochtermann of Mannheim University. This 4iP Council webinar presented the legal basis for the current discussion on proportionality within TRIPS, European law as well as in selected European jurisdictions, focusing on Germany. It provides an outlook on whether the demand for legislative action is justified. The slides provide an understanding of the legal background for the proportionality discussion within TRIPS, European law and selected European jurisdictions and perspective on the proportionality discussion and its implications concerning the patent system as a whole.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Enforcement, Legislation