CONFERENCE: INNOVATION – COMPETITION POLICY – ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Disruptive innovation, law and competition (Paris, 29 January 2016)

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Innovation today is shifting the established positions of a growing number of companies and industries. There is no shortage of qualifiers to underline the power of this phenomenon: drastic innovation, destabilising innovation, disruptive innovation, radical innovation, disruptive innovation. Would not the application of competition law and economic analysis also be shaken by the phenomenon? Microeconomix’ annual conference brought together leading practitioners to discuss and better understand.

* The oral style of communication has been deliberately retained. Introduction Gildas of Muizon Partner, Microeconomix, Paris 1. Innovation today is shifting the established positions of a growing number of companies and industries. There is no shortage of qualifiers to underline the power of this phenomenon: drastic innovation, destabilising innovation, disruptive innovation, radical innovation, disruptive innovation. There is no shortage of examples either: taxis chased away by Uber, hotels rustled by Booking and Airbnb, TGVs rivalled by BlaBlaCar, Nokia ousted by Apple, satellite launchers threatened by SpaceX, moulding of prototypes replaced by 3D printing, combat drones against manned military aircraft, etc. 2. Wouldn't the application of competition law and economic analysis

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Bruno Lasserre, François Lévêque, Olivier Fréget, Frédéric Jenny, Gildas de Muizon, Mario Siragusa, Harry First, Thibaud Simphal, Françoise Benhamou, Disruptive innovation, law and competition (Paris, 29 January 2016), September 2016, Concurrences Nº 3-2016, Art. N° 80712, www.concurrences.com

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