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Sham litigation meets competitor denigration: Italian competition authority fines Roxtec for abuse of dominance

European Union, Italy - September 1 2023 The Italian Competition Authority (ICA) announced in a recent bulletin that it has fined Roxtec €15.1 million for abusing its dominant position by…

CLIP of the month: European Commission draft regulation on SEPs - simplifying or muddling FRAND licensing?

European Union, United Kingdom - April 28 2023 Yesterday the European Commission published its draft regulation on licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs). The proposed rules follow on from…

CLIP of the month: Curb your enthusiasm! CMA’s extra-territorial investigatory powers grind to a halt

European Union, United Kingdom - February 23 2023 This month’s CLIP is the recent judgment of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) concerning the territorial scope of the CMA’s investigatory…

A UK Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation? What the biopharmaceutical industry may have to say in relation to the CMA’s forthcoming consultation

European Union, United Kingdom - January 11 2023 Amid the planned UK bonfire of EU legislation, the EU Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation (TTBER) - which provides a framework for…

UPC provides more information on how to access the CMS system

European Union, United Kingdom - October 26 2022 The Unified Patent Court (UPC) has announced the publication of an updated document “Case Management System. New authentication and electronic…

Ketian v Hitachi: China’s first compulsory Licence?

China - November 25 2021 On 23 April 2021, the Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court handed down a judgment which found that Hitachi Metals Co. (“Hitachi”) violated China’s…

CLIP of the month: Defining markets for Facebook and other digital platforms

USA - August 2 2021 This month’s CLIP is a recent thought piece on defining markets for digital platforms from the influential US academic Herbert Hovenkamp, the “dean…

CLIP of the month: Safeguarding pro-competitive collaborations in the life sciences sector

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - March 12 2021 This month’s CLIP is a column by Andrew C. Finch & Stefan Geirhofer entitled ‘Features of Procompetitive Collaborations in the Life Sciences’ which…

Should the patent procurement process fall under the remit of antitrust law? - A US perspective

United Kingdom, USA - March 9 2021 Following on from a recent CLIP of the month post on the lawfulness of strategic patenting under EU competition law, an amicus curiae brief recently…

CLIP of the month: The European Commission draft revised vertical guidelines - no agency protection for online platforms

European Union - January 9 2021 The European Commission recently released its draft revised Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) and Vertical Guidelines (see our previous post…