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Competition Policy and Patent Law under Uncertainty: Regulating Innovation

Edited by: Geoffrey A. Manne, Joshua D. Wright

ISBN13: 9780521766746
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £82.00

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The regulation of innovation and the optimal design of legal institutions in an environment of uncertainty are two of the most important policy challenges of the twenty-first century. Innovation is critical to economic growth. Regulatory design decisions and, in particular, competition policy and intellectual property regimes can have profound consequences for economic growth. However, remarkably little is known about the relationship between innovation, competition and regulatory policy. Any legal regime must attempt to assess the trade-offs associated with rules that will affect incentives to innovate, allocative efficiency, competition, and freedom of economic actors to commercialize the fruits of their innovative labors. The essays in this book approach this critical set of problems from an economic perspective, relying on the tools of microeconomics, quantitative analysis and comparative institutional analysis to explore and begin to provide answers to the myriad challenges facing policymakers.

Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law
Part I. Keynotes
1. Information, capital markets, and planned development: an essay Robert Cooter
2. The disintegration of intellectual property Richard A. Epstein
Part II. The Economics of Innovation
3. Regulation of bundling in standards and new technologies Stan J. Liebowitz and Stephen E. Margolis
4. Unlocking technology: antitrust and innovation Daniel F. Spulber
5. Creative construction: assimilation, specialization, and the technology life cycle Marco Iansiti and Greg Richards
Part III. Innovation and Competition Policy
6. Favoring dynamic over static competition: implications for antitrust analysis and policy David Teece
7. Antitrust, multidimensional competition, and innovation: do we have an antitrust-relevant theory of competition now? Joshua D. Wright
Section 2 and article 82: a comparison of American and European approaches to monopolization law Keith N. Hylton and Haizhen Lee
Part IV. The Patent System
9. Rewarding innovation efficiently: the case for exclusive rights Vincenzo Denicolò and Luigi Alberto Franzoni
10. Presume nothing: rethinking patent law's presumption of validity Mark Lemley and Douglas G. Lichtman
11. Patent notice and patent design Michael Meurer
Part V. Property Rights and the Theory of Patent Law
12. Commercializing property rights in inventions: lessons for modern patent theory from classic patent doctrine Adam Mossoff
13. Modularity rules: information flow in organizations, property, and intellectual property Henry Smith
14. Removing the property from intellectual property and (intended?) pernicious impacts on innovation and competition F. Scott Kieff
Part VI. Intellectual Property and Antitrust: The Regulations of Standard-Setting Organizations
15. Increments and incentives: the dynamic innovation implications of licensing patents under an incremental value rule Anne Layne-Farrar, Gerard Llobet and Jorge Padilla
16. What's wrong with royalty rates in high technology industries? Damien Geradin
17. Federalism, substantive pre-emption, and limits on antitrust: an application to patent hold-up Bruce H. Kobayashi and Joshua D. Wright.