Antitrust

November 2, 2018
Barnett, Jonathan

Antitrust Overreach: Undoing Cooperative Standardization in the Digital Economy

Information technology markets in general, and wireless communications markets in particular, rely on standardization mechanisms to develop interoperable devices for rapid and secure data processing, storage and transmission. From 2G through the emergent 5G standard, wireless...Read More

October 30, 2018
Effraimidis, Georgios and Wong-Ervin, Koren

Recommendations Following the FTC’s October 2018 Hearings on IP and Innovation

On October 23-24, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings on intellectual property (IP) and innovation as part of its broader ongoing hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The hearings focused on the role of IP protection in promoting innovation...Read More

June 7, 2018
Tom, Willard

Delrahim Restores Balance to Antitrust Treatment of SEPs

"In a recent open letter to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, a group of former government enforcement officials and professors took aim at recent speeches of AAG Delrahim relating to the role of antitrust in standards development activities, claiming that they 'are [not] consistent...Read More

June 20, 2018
Rill, James and Teece, David

The DOJ Must Exalt Intellectual Property Rights

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

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

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

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