IP Owners Should Be Able To Deny Licenses, ABA Tells China

Law360, New York (October 31, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT) -- Three American Bar Association sections on Tuesday urged China to change proposed competition law enforcement guidelines to ensure that intellectual property rights holders can refuse to license most technology to competitors.

In comments submitted to China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the ABA’s antitrust, intellectual property and international law sections called attention to the part of the SAIC’s draft “Guide on Anti-Monopoly Law Enforcement in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights” that it said could threaten a rights holder’s ability to unilaterally refuse to license...
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