Intellectual Property Rights

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Recent years have seen an increase in the number of antitrust investigations of the behaviour of holders of important intellectual property rights. This trend is only likely to continue given the increasing emphasis on dynamic efficiency and the impact the competitive process in general, and horizontal mergers in particular, have on the pace and extent of innovation.

From investigations of standard-essential patent licensing to “pay for delay” settlements, we have been deeply involved in issues arising at the intersection of competition and IP policy.

We bring critical economic insights to the interface of IP and competition policy.