CASE COMMENTS : UNITED STATES – PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT – MONOPOLIZATION – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – PATENT HOLD-UP

United states: A Federal Court decides on patent hold-up in the context of standardisation agreements (Apple/Samsung Electronic)

Le contentieux de la section 2 du Sherman Act est un terrain idéal pour apprécier la complexité des rapports qu’entretiennent le droit antitrust et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle (W. Kovacic, Intellectual Property Policy and Competition Policy, N.Y.U. Annual Survey on American Law, vol. 66, 2011, p. 421 et s. ; H. Hovenkamp, M. Janis, M. Lemley et C. Leslie, IP and Antitrust: An Analysis of Antitrust Principles Applied to Intellectual Property Law, Second Edition, Aspen Publishers 2011, p. 191 et s.). La féroce bataille judiciaire à laquelle se livre les entreprises Apple et Samsung sur divers terrains depuis plusieurs années permet d’en apporter une nouvelle illustration. Dans un arrêt du 18 octobre 2011 (Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronic Co., United States District Court, N.D.

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Jean-Christophe Roda, United states: A Federal Court decides on patent hold-up in the context of standardisation agreements (Apple/Samsung Electronic), 16 February 2012, Concurrences N° 1-2012, Art. N° 42407, pp. 239-241

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