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Intellectual Property Rights External Effects and Antitrust Law : Leveraging IPRs in the Communications Industry - Ilkka Rahnasto

Intellectual Property Rights External Effects and Antitrust Law

Leveraging IPRs in the Communications Industry


Published: 1st March 2003
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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

1: Introduction 2: How the tension between intellectual property protection and antitrust laws is balanced 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Supremacy of antitrust laws 2.3 Supremacy of intellectual property laws 2.4 Theory based on the scope of exclusive rights 2.5 Intellectual property rights as property 2.6 Cost-benefit theories 3: External effects and balancing theories 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Balance between intellectual property rights, competition and external effects in network-based value chain 4: External effects theory applied 4.1 Relevance of addressee/impact combination 4.2 Relevance of chosen action 4.3 Intellectual property and effects of technical design 4.4 Relevance of totality of circumstances 5: Fragmentation problem 5.1 Fragmentation and success of new products 5.2 Fragmentation problem introduced 5.3 The problem of anticommons in the communications industry 6: External effects of intellectual property rights in technology adoption 6.1 Tipping of scale 6.2 Technology adoption re-examined: standardization 7: Conclusions

ISBN: 9780199254286
ISBN-10: 0199254281
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.48