Antitrust Enforcement and Intellectual Property Rights: Promoting Innovation and Competition
U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Web-posted April 22, 2007, 217p
Intellectual property laws create and enforce "property rights for creators of new and useful products, more efficient processes, and origanial works of expression." Antitrust laws "ensure that new proprietary technologies, products, and services and bought, sold, traded and licensed in a competitive environment." U.S. Courts recognize that intellectual property laws and antitrust laws share the goals of consumer welfare and promotion of innovation. This report discusses how these principles and goals are applied in the U.S.
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B18/04-07 - Posted June 3, 2007