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IP and antitrust: Implications of recent cases and likely policy developments in 2017

Wolrad Prinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont et al., Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Global antitrust 10 key themes - 2017

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Rewards for innovation through the existence and protection of intellectual property (IP) rights are crucial in today’s technology-based economy, which is highly dependent on R&D. Exclusive rights conferred by patent law can, however, create tensions with goals pursued by competition laws. Indeed, competition agencies across the globe are acutely interested in matters arising at the interface of IP and competition law.

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