Competition Law and Intellectual Property - LAWS8074

Faculty: Faculty of Law

School: Faculty of Law

Course Outline: See below

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Academic Program must be either 9200, 9210, 9230, 5740 or 5265

Excluded: JURD7474

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course considers the crucial interface between competition law and intellectual property and whether they are complementary or in conflict. It looks at the rationale for each and problems which exist in the relationship in a global context. Issues to be discussed will likely include misuse of intellectual property and market power; refusals to license; patent pools, tying arrangements and standard setting organisations; industry specific issues in pharmaceuticals, computer software and hardware; compulsory licensing; collecting societies. Worldwide there is no consensus on how to deal with many of these issues, which have generated intense conflict between the European Union and the United States, and China and many other countries.

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