Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

4-7-2017

Editor(s)

Roger D. Blair; D. Daniel Sokol

ISSN

9781316671313 1316671313

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Language

en-US

Abstract

Intellectual property law and antitrust have been described as conflicting bodies of law, and the reason is easy to see. Antitrust law aims to protect consumers from the consequences of monopolization. Intellectual property law seeks to enhance incentives to innovate by granting monopolies in ideas or expressions of ideas. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the purported conflict between antitrust and intellectual property. The chapter is largely descriptive, and focuses on current or developing litigation rather than historical controversies. Many of the modern examples of conflict can be attributed to problems of classification.

 
 

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