The interplay between intellectual property protection and antitrust rules in the communications industry is examined in this timely book, with particular focus upon the role of externalities in that interplay. There is substantial discussion of the innovation process and of how companies leverage their intellectual property rights in order to obtain market leadership. Particular emphasis is also placed upon how legal doctrines have developed to cope with these issues, and related economic analysis is also discussed.
`it is certainly worth reading for those who practise in this field, as it is rare to find an IP book specifically to communications...To have the view of a Nokia lawyer on IP is itself good enough reason to buy the book...The book is very well researched, with an impressive list of cases, and looks at the external effects of IP rights...All in all, it is a good and interesting book for those involved with competition law, IP and/or the communications industry.' Susan Singleton (Singletons), New Law Journal
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 13th February 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48