Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook (ed.2), American Bar Association

American Bar Association

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Intellectual property laws foster competitive innovation through exclusivity for a limited time. Antitrust laws, on the other hand, encourage competition, including competition to innovate by restricting exclusionary behavior and limiting rivals’ ability to coordinate their conduct. While the antitrust and intellectual property laws are complementary to the extent that they both promote competition over the long term, the two regimes are sometimes at odds.

This concise book provides detailed information on how these two areas impact each other. Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook, Second Edition examines the nature of intellectual property and antitrust laws, the different types of intellectual property, and reviews the economic theories underlying intellectual property laws and analyzes their implications.

This book covers key topics, including patent settlements, unilateral conduct involving intellectual property, mergers involving intellectual property, litigation, and practical issues that are most likely to arise as practitioners assess the antitrust risks associated with the exercise of intellectual property rights. Anyone involved in intellectual property work will find this a current and useful reference tool.



American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook (ed.2), American Bar Association, February 2016, Concurrences N° 1-2016, Art. N° 104392

Publisher ABA Book Publishing

Date 31 October 2015

Number of pages 519

ISBN 9781634253772

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