Intellectual Property Licensing and the New EU Competition Rules

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The new Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (in force from May 1, 2004) signals a profound change in the nature of the regulatory framework for technology licensing under EU competition law. This book examines the new Regulation in detail, placing it in the wider context of: (i) the modernisation reforms of EC competition law; and (ii) the treatment of IP rights over technology more generally. The book also considers the approach to assessment of IP issues set out in the Guidelines that accompany the Regulation; the authors discuss their legal basis and, where appropriate, criticise the approach taken by the Guidelines where the legal basis is unsure.


INTRODUCTION ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Development of the Regulatory Framework for IP Licensing in the EC ; THE NEW FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYSIS OF IP ISSUES ; 3. The 'Modernisation' of EU Competition Law Enforcement - the New Analytical Paradigm for Applying Article 81 Analytical Paradigm for Applying Article 81 ; 4. Applying the Economics-based Approach to Article 81: Assessing Competitive Harm and Economic Benefit ; 5. IP Licensing under the New Paradigm ; 6. Market Definition ; APPLYING THE METHODOLOGY TO AGREEMENTS UNDER THE NEW RULES ; 7. 'Vertical' Agreements for Technology Transfer between 'Non-competitors' ; 8. Licensing between Competitors ; 9. Cooperative Development and Exploitation of Technology - Standard Setting; Technology Pools; and Joint Research and Development ; 10. Technology Licensing and Article 82 ; APPENDICES ; A. The Main Features of the New Technology Transfer Regulation ; B. Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation ; C. Commission Notice Guidelines on the application of Article 81 of the EC Treaty to technology transfer agreements (2004/C 101/02)


John Kallaugher is Partner in the Global Antitrust and Competition Practice at Latham and Watkins. He has a broad practice touching all areas of competition law. He has represented clients from many industrial sectors in competition cases before the Commission, national competition authorites, Community Courts, national courts and arbitral tribunals. He is also Visiting Professor at University College London, where he teaches comparative US, EC, antitrust andcompetition law.
EAN: 9780199282142
ISBN: 0199282145
Untertitel: Intellectual Property Licensíng after Modernisation. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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