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WTO Working Papers

WTO working papers usually represent research in progress. Such research may be conducted in the preparation of WTO Secretariat reports, studies or other material for WTO members. The papers are circulated for comment because the WTO considers critical review of professional research to be extremely important.

English

Competition Agency Guidelines and Policy Initiatives Regarding the Application of Competition Law Vis-À-Vis Intellectual Property

An Analysis of Jurisdictional Approaches and Emerging Directions

Competition agency guidelines, policy statements and related advocacy are an important vehicle for policy expression and the guidance of firms across the full spectrum of anti-competitive practices and market conduct.

English

Keywords: anti-competitive patent settlements, licensing agreements, standard-essential patents (SEPs), competition advocacy., refusal to license, innovation, intellectual property, patent assertion entities (PAEs), antitrust, competition agency guidelines
JEL: L41: Industrial Organization / Antitrust Issues and Policies / Monopolization; Horizontal Anticompetitive Practices; F21: International Economics / International Factor Movements and International Business / International Investment; Long-term Capital Movements; L43: Industrial Organization / Antitrust Issues and Policies / Legal Monopolies and Regulation or Deregulation; O3: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights; L4: Industrial Organization / Antitrust Issues and Policies; O34: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights / Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
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