This blogger has not yet received a copy of this book, which the publisher describes as follows:
This systematic analysis lucidly details the role played by competition law in ensuring that holders of SEPs do not unduly exploit their advantage. The author describes how market power, often amounting to dominance, is obtained by proprietors of SEPs, and then proceeds to set out the framework under which the legality of standardization agreements must be assessed, finally highlighting the role of competition law in preventing patent-related abuse arising after a standard is adopted.This title is volume 60 in the publisher's International Competition Law Series. You can check out its contents here; there's a sample chapter here and the book's web page is here.
Among the often complex issues clearly explained are the following:
- technical standards as drivers of innovation and consumer welfare;
- conditions governing the standard-setting process;
- the concepts of ‘patent hold-up’ and ‘patent ambush’;
- refusal to license;
- establishing deception ex ante and abuse ex post; and
- availability of injunctive relief.
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