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E.U. Unveils New Technology Transfer Rules

Law360 (January 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Companies in the European Union will be able to share technology with competitors as long as they do not control more than 20% of sector markets, European Union competition chief Mario Monti said in a speech on Friday.

Non-competitors spanning across different industry and technology sectors will be able to share ideas below a market threshold of 30%, according to the new regulations.

The new rules, which will come into effect later this year, bring the European Union in line with the United States, which has...
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