Recommended Titles and Treatises

Intellectual property and antitrust handbook

by American Bar Association. American Bar Association. 2007.
602 pages.

Intellectual property laws foster competitive innovation through exclusivity for a limited time. Antitrust laws, on the other hand, encourage competition-including competition to innovate-by restricting exclusionary behavior and limiting rivals' ability to coordinate their conduct. While the antitrust and intellectual property laws are complementary to the extent that they both promote competition over the long term, the two regimes are sometimes at odds in the short term. This concise Handbook provides detailed information on how these two areas impact each other. The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook examines the nature and interface of the intellectual property and antitrust laws, and the different types of intellectual property. It describes the purposes of the antitrust laws, provides an overview of the intellectual property antitrust interface, and addresses the historical treatment of intellectual property issues in antitrust cases. The book also reviews the economic theories underlying the intellectual property laws and analyzes their implications for antitrust policy and the licensing of intellectual property.

page last updated: 23 Mar 2017 12:32 PM