Research on Intellectual Property and Competition Policy
Completed Studies and Surveys
- Study on the Anti-Competitive Enforcement of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights: Sham Litigation (April, 2012)
- Survey on Compulsory Licenses Granted by WIPO Member States to Address Anti-Competitive Uses of IP Rights (October 4, 2011)
- Survey on Measures to Address the Interface between Antitrust and Franchising Agreements (June 23, 2011)
- Analysis of the Economic/Legal Literature on the Effects of IP Rights as a Barrier to Entry (January 16, 2012)
- Interaction of Agencies Dealing with IP and Competition Law: Summary of Replies of Member States (June 16, 2011)
- Studies on the Interface between Exhaustion of IP Rights and Competition Law (April 17, 2012)
- Intellectual Property and Competition as Complementary Policies: A Test Using an Ordered Probit Model (2007)
- Refusals to license - An analysis of whether it is possible to clearly draw a line that identifies when the patentee’s core right to say ‘no’ (including to refuse to license) ends and the notion of abuse starts (expected in late 2012).
- Patent Pools - A review of the main economic and legal aspects concerning patent pooling and their assessment under competition law in different jurisdictions (expected in 2012).
- Patents and competition in a specific business sector - A follow-up to the survey prepared under the thematic project on IP and Competition Policy. Its purpose is to obtain empirical data on how a number of major players in a given business sector, which own large patent portfolios, acquire patents and enforce their rights. Entry (potential and actual) by new comers will be assessed (expected in 2013).
- Copyrights, Competition and Developing Economies - An overview of copyright regimes in selected countries and their impact on the competitive environment. It will include a summary of the main copyright-related antitrust decisions and underline the main aspects relevant for developing economies (expected in 2013).