Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Abroad: Due Process, Public Interest Factors, and Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies

9 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2017

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Koren Wong-Ervin

Director of IP & Competition Policy at Qualcomm Incorporated and Senior Expert at China's University of International Business & Economics (formerly at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission)

Date Written: April 6, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wong-Ervin, Koren, Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Abroad: Due Process, Public Interest Factors, and Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies (April 6, 2017). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 17-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2947749 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2947749

Koren Wong-Ervin (Contact Author)

Director of IP & Competition Policy at Qualcomm Incorporated and Senior Expert at China's University of International Business & Economics (formerly at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission) ( email )

1730 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.
Suite 850
Washington DC, DC 20006-1850
United States

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