Steering Clear Of Antitrust Pitfalls In IP Licensing

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The once-prevailing view among courts and regulators that intellectual property law creates a legal monopoly in tension with antitrust law has largely given way to an understanding that IP licenses can encourage innovation and competition. Yet that doesn't mean lawyers can ignore the potential antitrust pitfalls when drafting IP licenses for clients.

“The main thing for IP attorneys to realize is that there are antitrust implications with licenses,” Morrison & Foerster LLP partner Sean Gates said. “Maybe it takes 20 seconds to see that there are...
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