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Intellectual property and competition law: An overview of EU and national case law

1. Introduction About ten years ago, “IP and competition law” was the hottest ticket in antitrust town. The relevant cases decided in those days had it all: Well-known companies, very sophisticated legal issues, and authorities that were willing to intervene vigorously in the field of intellectual property law. In 2007, the Microsoft saga had ended with a ruling by the European Court that had taken the IMS Health doctrine to a new field (digital) and a new level (by easing the new-product rule). [1] The Commission had also investigated Rambus for charging too high licencing fees. [2] In Samsung and Motorola, the Commission intervened in FRAND negotiation cases. [3] Other key investigations in the related field of tech concerned Qualcomm and Intel. [4] In 2007, the Commission had

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  • University Heinrich Heine (Düsseldorf)

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Rupprecht Podszun, Intellectual property and competition law: An overview of EU and national case law, 19 September 2019, e-Competitions Intellectual property, Art. N° 91076

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