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The CLES is currently planning the following events:
- Innovation, Competition Law and IP Rights
12 & 13 June, 18 & 19 June
CPD course: 4 x 4.5 hour lectures
- The Limits of Competition Law in Latin America: A Conversation with Julián Peña
19 June 2013, 6-8 pm
For more information, please go to the events pages.
For general enquiries, please contact:
+44 (0)20 7679 1407
a.schuele [at] ucl.ac.uk
For research project enquiries, please contact:
Dr Ioannis Lianos
+44 (0)20 7679 1028
i.lianos [at] ucl.ac.uk .
- New Challenges in the Intersection of Intellectual. Property Rights with Competition Law. A View from Europe and the United States by Ioannis Lianos and Rochelle C. Dreyfuss
For more working papers, please visit the CLES Research Paper Series section on this website.
Please see below for current events. Past events can be viewed here.
UCL Centre for Law, Economics & Society
CPD course on Innovation, Competition Law and IP Rights
Speaker: Professor Herbert Hovenkamp, University of Iowa School of Law and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
A 16 hour CPD course taught over 4 weeks:
12 & 13 June and 18 & 19 June from 2 - 6.30pm
Venue: Faculty of Laws
The course is accredited with 16 CPD hours by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board. It also constitutes relevant CPD for IPReg.
About the CPD course:
In the modern knowledge economy companies are striving to achieve competitive advantage by expanding their IP rights portfolio. For this companies are employing IP as a way to harm their competitors or as a monetary exchange in IP related transactions. However as recent litigation in the pharmaceutical sector demonstrates competition law and IP law disputes are interconnected. This course will analyse the value of competition law in addressing a variety of practices used in innovation-intensive markets. These include the interconnection of networks, ‘duties to deal’, the licensing and distribution of IP rights (standard setting organisations and patent pools) and reverse settlements as adopted by firms active in the manufacturing and delivery of services or non-practising entities, drawing from examples in both EU and US law. The course will also consider the uses and limitations of competition law and policy as a vehicle for promoting innovation. It will also examine realistic reforms that can be undertaken in IP law and competition law across various sectors of the economy as well as the practical implications of that interaction for a number of commercial practices.
Register for the event.
Download the course brochure.
The Limits of Competition Law in Latin America: A Conversation with Julián Peña
This event is free of charge and will take place from 6 to 8 pm in Seminar Room 8, Bentham House, on 19 June 2013.
About this event:
As Latin America continues to thrive amidst the global economic downturn, the quality of competition law regimes and industrial policies has been the subject of recent discussions and political activities. The increasing internationalisation of Latin American firms and shifting political scenarios are testing the adequacy of the competition law regimes in this region. The time is ripe for a thoughtful discussion about what Latin America has achieved so far and the changes to be implemented regarding the protection and promotion of competition.
Julian Peña, one of the leading experts in this topic, will join us for a conversation about the current state of competition law in Latin America. He will present his latest work "The Limits of Competition Law in Latin America", recently published in "The Global Limits of Competition Law" (Ioannis Lianos & Daniel Sokol, Eds.).
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