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Categories:
Competition Law & Anti-Trust
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This two-part CPDcast series sets out how competition law applies to the licensing of technology. It will explain the competition law framework for assessing technology licensing, how best to assess a licence under the relevant competition law rules and some of the recent changes which have been made to the competition law rules on technology licensing.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Have considered why competition law has anything at all to say about the licensing of technology;
  • Have analysed the recent changes that have taken place to the TTBER;
  • Know the scope and purpose of the new TTBER;
  • Know how to assess a licence;
  • Understand what the position is where the market shares of parties are greater than those provided for in the TTBER;
  • Be aware of the Commission’s new approach to ‘no-challenge’ clauses means in practice;
  • Have considered how licensing in the context of settlement agreements is treated;
  • Understand what ‘pay-for-restriction’ or ‘pay-for-delay’ type settlement agreements are.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Market Update / Hot Topic
Sources and References:
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 316/2014;
  • Competition Act 1998;
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (2012/C 326/0).
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In this two-part CPDcast series Sophie Lawrance and Osman Zafar consider the structure and purpose of the new Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation which came into force on 1st May 2014 and some recent changes which have been made to the competition law rules on technology licensing more generally.

NEW! TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date Recorded: 28th April 2014

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