CPI Antitrust Chronicle

June 2018

Competition, Innovation and Intellectual Property… The Elusive Balance

In this article, Philip Lowe assesses the progress made so far in promoting international convergence in antitrust law and practice. Considerable efforts have been made to reach consensus between jurisdictions, both on substance and process. The OECD and the International Competition Network...Read More

June 2018

Standards Development Organizations as Two-Sided Markets

Payment cards and dating websites may be the most famous examples of two-sided markets, but technology standard development organizations (“SDOs”) offer another example of two-sided platforms. How SDOs set the rules for their members can have wide-reaching effects – including on the SDO’s...Read More

June 2018

Enabling Technology, Social Returns to Innovation, and Antitrust: The Tragedy Of Depressed Royalties

Innovation is the handmaiden of competition and economic growth. Few activities have larger payoffs than investment in activities which support innovation, especially R&D. However, inventors and private firms often struggle to capture an adequate return because of spillovers which benefit...Read More

June 2018

The Policy Challenge of Artificial Intelligence

The new technologies of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” promise to bring major policy challenges. Perhaps the biggest challenge that new information technologies pose to intellectual property and antitrust policy is their effect on the diffusion of knowledge. Increasingly, large firms are...Read More

June 2018

The Antitrust Assault on Intellectual Property

The importance of intellectual property (“IP”) and its role in promoting economic growth and consumer welfare have long been recognized in the U.S. Despite the risks involved in tampering with a system that has benefitted this country, some U.S. Government agencies have in recent years been...Read More

June 2018

Innovation and U.S. Patent Law

Because the strength of patent rights gauges the incentive to invest, America’s future is threatened by the weakening of those rights. Starting in 2006 and continuing to today, excessive and uncoordinated incursions by the Supreme Court, the Congress and the patent office have enfeebled patent...Read More

June 2018

IP LeadershIP DC: Key Takeaways and The Path Forward

The fifth annual IP LeadershIP 2018 conference in Washington DC began with the broad recognition of the critical importance of 5G/IoT technologies in enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, followed by topics that explored IP and competition policies needed to ensure its success. The panels...Read More

June 2018

CPI Talks with Makan Delrahim, an Interview by Judge Douglas Ginsburg

Makan Delrahim, the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice, delivered the keynote address at the LeadershIP Conference on IP, Antitrust, and Innovation Policy, which was co-sponsored by Competition Policy International. Following up on that discussion, Mr....Read More

June 2018
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CPI Antitrust Chronicle "Enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The June 2018 CPI Antitrust Chronicle addresses issues related to the fifth annual LeadershIP Conference, “Enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which took place in Washington, D.C. on April 10th. The panelists at the conference came from the private and public sectors: regulators,...Read More

November 20, 2017

IP And Antitrust: The Importance Of Due Process And The ICC Best Practices

The need to implement effective procedural rights and guarantees to ensure the fair and proportionate exercise of competition agencies’ enforcement powers has been a topical subject for many years.2 However, in light of increased enforcement levels by an ever growing number of competition...Read More

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