Competition, Patents and Innovation II
Jeremy K. West
OECD Competition Division
April 26, 2010
In June 2009, the OECD Competition Committee continued a discussion on innovation that began in 2006. This roundtable revisited the ways in which competition and patents can influence innovative activity. It also explored the uncertainty created by pending patents and how that uncertainty can be used for strategic purposes, some of which may be harmful to competition and innovation. These latter include tactics such as ambushing standard setting organizations, patent flooding, and patent trolling.
This document includes an executive summary and the documents from the roundtable meeting: an analytical note by Jeremy West for the OECD, written submissions from Canada, Chile, Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Chinese Taipei, the European Commission and BIAC, as well as a summary of the discussion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 257
Keywords: competition, patents ,intellectual property, IPR, pending patents, innovation, standard setting, SSO, ambush, continuations, flooding, patent trolls
JEL Classification: K21, L4, O3
Date posted: April 28, 2010
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