TENDANCES : DROIT DE LA CONCURRENCE - DROIT DE LA PROPRIETE INDUSTRIELLE ET COMMERCIALE - ANALYSE DYNAMIQUE DES EFFETS

Competition law, intellectual property rights and dynamic analysis: Towards a new institutional “equilibrium?”

Cette collection d’articles examine une question laissée relativement inexplorée dans le cadre d’études consacrés à l’interaction entre le droit de la concurrence et le droit de la propriété intellectuelle (ou propriété industrielle et commerciale): la capacité des institutions chargées de mettre en œuvre ces deux domaine du droit d’effectuer une analyse dynamique des effets de la reconnaissance et de l’exercice des droits de propriété intellectuelle sur l’innovation. L’analyse institutionnelle compare effectuée permettra de déceler la face cachée de l’interaction complexe entre ces deux domaines du droit.

INTRODUCTION Ioannis LIANOS Director, Center for Law, Economics and Society, UCL I. Introduction 1. Standards for the intersection between competition law and IP (Intellectual property) rights in Europe and the US have initially taken a formalist perspective [1]. They did not rely on a case-by-case analysis of the economic effects of the interaction between competition law and IP rights on incentives to innovate or on the dissemination of the invention but on a formalistic analysis of the scope of the IP right, its value, its essential function or the intent of the patent holder. Most recently, competition authorities in Europe and in the United States have opted for a balancing approach that examines the effects of a practice on (static) allocative efficiency and dynamic efficiency

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Frédéric Jenny, Ioannis Lianos, Herbert J. Hovenkamp, Frances E. Marshall, Sivaramjani Thambisetty Ramakrishna, Competition law, intellectual property rights and dynamic analysis: Towards a new institutional “equilibrium?”, December 2013, Concurrences Review N° 4-2013, Art. N° 58789, p. 13

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