CONFERENCE: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - ESSENTIAL PATENT TO THE STANDARD - TRADE SECRET - BIG DATA - AMBUSH MARKETING

Currentness of intellectual property rights and competition law (Paris, June 26th, 2015)

The conference that took place in Paris on 26th of June, 2015 provided the opportunity to return to the actuality of intellectual property law and competition law. Simon Corbineau-Picci and Pauline Debré open the debates about the rights and duties of the holder of an essential patent to the standard. Then, Jean-Marie Garineau returns to the currentness of trade secret protection both at EU and national level. Michaël Cousin gives us his point of view on the increasing impact of big data and the competition law role on this matter. Finally, Mary-Claude Mitchell returns to the confrontation of “ambush marketing” practices that came up in the world of sport, with intellectual property law and unfair competition on one side, and competition law on the other.

L’action en contrefaçon par le titulaire d’un brevet essentiel à une norme Simon Corbineau-Picci Avocat, Linklaters, Paris Pauline Debré Avocat, Linklaters, Paris 1. La décision rendue le 16 juillet 2015 par la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) dans l’affaire Huawei c/ ZTE [1] et l’amende record infligée à Qualcomm par la NDRC [2] le 10 février 2015 illustrent les liens étroits qui existent entre le droit des brevets, qui crée un monopole juridique sur une technologie, et le droit de la concurrence, qui doit assurer d’égales conditions d’accès au marché aux différents acteurs économiques. L’impact du droit de la concurrence est considérablement renforcé en présence de brevets dits “essentiels” à une norme. Généralement, le processus de normalisation est effectué dans un cadre institutionnel

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Mary-Claude Mitchell, Michaël Cousin, Simon Corbineau-Picci, Pauline Debre, Jean-Marie Garinot, Currentness of intellectual property rights and competition law (Paris, June 26th, 2015), February 2016, Concurrences Review N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77739, www.concurrences.com

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