Compulsory patent licensing – developments in China analysed


Pat Treacy and Iva Gobac analyse a ground-breaking decision in which a Chinese court invoked the essential facilities doctrine to find an abuse of dominance in refusing to license patents. The recent article in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice follows our earlier summary (here) and analyses the decision in the context of EU and US competition law/antitrust jurisprudence on refusals to deal and/or license and the essential facilities doctrine.