A survey of developments at the intersection between competition law and IP law from January 2021 to December 2021


This article was first published in the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, November 2022.

Sophie LawranceEdwin Bond, Matthew Hunt, and James Batsford review EU competition law developments involving, or relevant to, intellectual property rights in the period from January 2021 to December 2021.

Key areas explored:

  • In Lundbeck, the CJEU applied principles established in Generics UK in upholding a Commission patent settlement decision
  • CJEU judgment in Slovak Telekom and General Court judgment in Google Shopping
  • A European Commission decision providing guidance on the excessive pricing of pharmaceuticals (Aspen Commitments)

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Sophie Lawrance


Edwin Bond


Matthew Hunt


James Batsford


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