EU Aims To Subject More IP Licenses To Antitrust Scrutiny

Law360, New York (February 21, 2013, 9:35 PM EST) -- The European Commission on Wednesday unveiled proposed rules for determining when technology transfer agreements run afoul of antitrust regulations that could lead to more patent license agreements and other deals being challenged as anti-competitive.

The European Union's current regulations governing technology transfer agreements, in which one party licenses another to use its patents, know-how or other technology, are set to expire in April 2014. The commission released a slate of changes it is proposing should take effect at that time and is seeking comments through May...
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