The purpose of this book is to examine the experience of a number of countries in grappling with the problems of reconciling the two fields of competition policy and intellectual property rights. The first part of the book indicates the variation in legislative models as well as the wide variety of judicial and administrative doctrines that have been used. The jurisdictions selected for study are the three major trading blocks with the longest experience of case law (the EU, the USA and Japan) and three less populous countries with open economies (Australia, Ireland and Singapore). In the second part of the book we look at a number of issues closely related to the interface between competition law and intellectual property rights. Separate chapters analyse the issue of parallel trading and exhaustion of IPRs, the issue of technology transfer, and the economics of the interface between intellectual property and competition law.
• Sheds light on a complex cross-over problem between two areas of law when applied domestically • Will appeal to intellectual property specialists, whether practitioners, academic advisors, or government officials • Will appeal equally to competition law specialists, whether practitioners, academic advisors, or government officials
1. International competition law/IP 'interface' Steve Anderman; 2. EC competition policy and IPRs Steve Anderman and Hedvig Schmidt; 3. Competition policy and its implications for intellectual property rights in the United States Rudolph J. R. Peritz; 4. The interface between competition law and intellectual property in Japan Christopher Heath; 5. Intellectual property rights and competition in Australia Frances Hanks; 6. Irish competition law and IP rights Imelda Maher; 7. The interface between intellectual property law and competition law in Singapore Burton Ong; 8. Parallel imports Miranda Forsyth and Warwick A. Rothnie; 9. Technology transfer Rohan Kariyawasam; 10. The relationship between intellectual property law and competition law Pierre Régibeau and Katharine Rockett.
Review of the hardback: ' … the reviewer can wholeheartedly recommend this fascinating work of comparative jurisprudence.' European intellectual Property Review