Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Abroad: Due Process, Public Interest Factors, and Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies
9 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017
Date Written: April 6, 2017
Several recent antitrust investigations involving the licensing of intellectual property rights (IPR) have raised concerns about fundamental due process and the alleged use of industrial policy in antitrust investigations to lower royalty rates, particularly for standard-essential patents (SEPs), in favor of local implementers. These concerns raise serious problems for innovation, economic growth, and consumers, and are likely compounded by the use of extra-jurisdictional remedies whereby one agency imposes worldwide portfolio licensing remedies, including on foreign patents, for conduct that may be deemed procompetitive or benign in other jurisdictions, which may facilitate a lowest-common denominator approach.
Keywords: antitrust, competition, deterrence, due process, enforcement, intellectual property rights, IPR, law & economics, remedies, standard-essential patents, SEPs
JEL Classification: K20, K21, K23, K33, O34
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