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Competition Policy in IP-Intensive Markets

Christina Bohannan and Herbert Hovenkamp

in Creation without Restraint

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199738830
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932702 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738830.003.0002
Competition Policy in IP-Intensive Markets

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This chapter explores the nature and goals of competition policy, including some important differences between price competition and innovation competition. Specifically, it discusses antitrust's “common law” approach to competition policy; the relationship between antitrust policy, market structure, and innovation; and the uses and limits of antitrust to improve innovation. It is argued that IP law can take some important lessons from the road that antitrust law has taken toward reform.

Keywords: antitrust law; antitrust policy; market structure; innovation; intellectual property; common law; antitrust injury

Chapter.  7435 words. 

Subjects: Competition Law

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