The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Standards
International Competition Law Series Volume 60
In The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Standards , David Teylas presents a systematic analysis of how competition law ensures that holders of technical standards (essential patents or SEPs) do not unduly exploit their advantage. The waging of “patent wars” is among the prominent features of today’s litigation landscape, with a single SEP being sufficient to block third parties from implementing the standard to which it relates and thus effectively excluding competitors from the market.
The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Standards is a valuable guide to anyone working in this area of competition and patent law. David Teylas provides guidance to stakeholders, policymakers, and courts on how the current competition law regime applies to technical standards and where gaps exists, suggesting the most likely interpretation of the law. The book examines the different types of technical standards and explores how Articles 101 and 102 TFEU have been applied to prevent, identify and sanction patent related abuse. Included is an overview of the recent trends and developments in the field.
In addition to drawing on all relevant EU competition laws and the Commission’s guidelines, the analysis extends when applicable to case law of EU Member States and to pertinent US sources, including literature, case law, and Federal Trade Commission documents.
The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Standards brings clarity to this often complicated field of competition and patent law. Complex areas that are clearly explained include:
- technical standards as drivers of innovation and consumer welfare
- conditions governing the standard-setting process
- the concepts of ‘patent hold-up’ and ‘patent ambush
- refusal to license
- establishing deception ex ante and abuse ex post
- availability of injunctive relief
The Interface between Competition Law, Patents and Technical Standards is a valuable guide to anyone working in competition and patent law, providing a clear understanding of the legislation and remedies available.
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PART I Prologue
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Recent Trends and Developments: An Overview
Chapter 3 Relevant Legal Issues
Chapter 4 Background
Chapter 5 Structure
PART II Understanding Technical Standards
Chapter 6 What Is a Technical Standard?
Chapter 7 Types of Technical Standards
PART III Market Power
Chapter 8 The Link between Market Power and Standardization
PART IV Adoption of Formal Standards
Chapter 9 Standardization Agreements
Chapter 10 Patent Ambush
PART V Exercise of Essential Patents
Chapter 11 Non-FRAND License Terms
Chapter 12 Refusals to License
Chapter 13 Essential Patents and Injunctive Relief
PART VI Concluding Remarks
Chapter 14 Conclusion and Perspective
Overview of Select IPR Policies
Table of Cases