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IP and Competition: A Survey of Developments in the Past Year



This article was first published in Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, December 2015 

In Huawei v ZTE, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the seeking of injunctive relief by a holder of a fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory-encumbered standard essential patent may be an abuse of a dominant position.

Three ‘pay-for-delay’ decisions were published in full.

The Commission published decisions on mergers in the pharmaceutical sector and on copyright collecting societies.

The Commission commenced an e-commerce sector enquiry to review EU copyright rules and contractual measures restricting cross-border e-commerce.

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