The Canadian Competition Bureau releases "phase II" draft revision of the intellectual property enforcement guidelines

Competition Bureau releases "Phase II" Draft Revision of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines* On June 16, 2015, the Competition Bureau released an updated draft version of the Intellectual Enforcement Property Guidelines (IPEGs), which set out its approach to enforcing the Competition Act against potentially anti-competitive practices involving intellectual property. The draft updates concentrate on the Bureau’s enforcement approach in three areas, namely (a) patent litigation settlements, (b) standard-essential patents and (c) patent assertion entities. The most significant changes include the creation of a “safe harbour” for settlements of patent infringement litigation between branded and generic drug manufacturers that do not involve a reverse payment (i.e., a payment

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Jeffrey Brown, The Canadian Competition Bureau releases "phase II" draft revision of the intellectual property enforcement guidelines, 9 June 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2015, Art. N° 74048

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