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.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Infringement action by the owner of a patent essential to a standard Simon Corbineau-Picci Lawyer, Linklaters, Paris Pauline Debré Lawyer, Linklaters, Paris 1. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision in Huawei v. ZTE [1] on July 16, 2015, and the record fine imposed on Qualcomm by NDRC [2] on February 10, 2015, illustrate the close links between patent law, which creates a legal monopoly on a technology, and competition law, which must ensure a level playing field for economic players. The impact of competition law is considerably strengthened in the presence of patents that are "essential" to a standard. Generally speaking, the standardisation

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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 N° 1-2016, Art. N° 77739, www.concurrences.com

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