This comprehensive Handbook brings together contributions from American, Canadian, European, and Japanese writers to better explore the interface between competition and intellectual property law. Issues range from the fundamental to the specific, each considered from the angle of cartels, dominant positions, and mergers. Topics covered include, among others, technology licensing, the doctrine of exhaustion, network industries, innovation, patents, and copyright.
Appropriate space is devoted to the latest developments in European and American antitrust law, such as the `more economic approach' and the question of anti-competitive abuses of intellectual property rights. Each original chapter reflects extensive comments by all other contributors, an approach which ensures a diversity of perspectives within a systematic framework.
These cutting edge articles will be of great interest to law professors and postgraduate students of intellectual property and competition law, as well as those interested in innovation and competition theory, and legal practices in intellectual property and competition law.
Edited by Josef Drexl, Director, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany
Contents: Preface PART I: OVERARCHING POLICIES AND ECONOMIC THEORIES 1. Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights - Outline of an Economics-based Approach Olav Kolstad 2. Is There a `More Economic Approach' to Intellectual Property and Competition Law? Josef Drexl 3. The Contestability of IP-Protected Markets Andreas Heinemann 4. Assessing the Effects of Intellectual Property Rights in Network Standards Mark-Oliver Mackenrodt PART II: CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS 5. The New EC Competition Law Framework for Technology Transfer and IP Licensing Steve Anderman 6. Patent Pools - Policy and Problems Hanns Ullrich 7. The Competitive Effects of Patent Field-of-Use Licences Mark R. Patterson 8. Patent and Know-How Licences under the Japanese Antimonopoly Act Junko Shibata PART III: UNILATERAL RESTRAINTS 9. Unilateral Refusal to License Indispensable Intellectual Property Rights - US and EU Approaches Beatriz Conde Gallego 10. Patent Power and Market Power: Rethinking the Relationship between Intellectual Property Rights and Market Power in Antitrust Analysis Clifford A. Jones 11. Making Antitrust and Intellectual Property Policy in the United States: Requirements Tie-ins and Loyalty Discounts Warren S. Grimes PART IV: MERGER CONTROL 12. New Technologies and Mergers Josef Bejcek PART V: THE EFFECT OF IP LAWS AS SUCH ON COMPETITION 13. Limiting IP Protection for Competition Policy Reasons - A Case Study on the EU Spare-Parts-Design Discussion Annette Kur 14. One, None, or a Hundred Thousand: How Many Layers of Protection for Software Innovations? Gustavo Ghidini and Emanuela Arezzo 15. Development of the Economics of Coypright Christian Handke, Paul Stepan and Ruth Towse PART VI: NATIONAL IP RIGHTS AND CROSS-BORDER COMPETITION 16. Intellectual Property, the Internal Market and Competition Law Stefan Enchelmaier 17. The Exhaustion/Competition Interface in EC Law - Is There Room for a Holistic Approach? Ole-Andreas Rognstad 18. Competition Policy and Intellectual Property in the WTO: More Guidance Needed? Robert D. Anderson Index