The National Cooperative Research and Production Act
ISSUES IN COMPETITION LAW AND POLICY, Vol. 2, p. 1297, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 2008
21 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2008 Last revised: 19 Nov 2008
Date Written: August 1, 2008
The National Cooperative Research and Production Act reduces the potential antitrust liabilities for various types of joint ventures involving research and development, production, or standards development in order to encourage their formation and operation. The chapter focuses on whether there is a need for such protections in the case of research joint ventures and examines the controversial possibility that the Act provides unnecessary, and perhaps even too much, antitrust protection.
Keywords: National Cooperative Research and Production Act, antitrust, NCRPA, research and development, R&D, research joint ventures
JEL Classification: L40, O30
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