IIC - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law

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List of Papers (Total 190)

Reverse Payments – Life After Actavis

On its face, the United States Supreme Court’s opinion in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) v. Actavis seemed to contain the elements of a straightforward antitrust indictment: a dominant drug company paid potential rivals millions of dollars not to compete at the cost of public access to cheaper medicine. The interests of these rivals, once aligned with those of the public, have been ...

“Daiichi Sankyo and Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland”

Article 27 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, constituting Annex 1C to the Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO), signed at Marrakesh on 15 April 1994 and approved by Council Decision 94/800/EC of 22 December 1994 concerning the conclusion on behalf of the European Community, as regards matters within its competence, of ...

“Encryption Process” (Verschlüsselungsverfahren)

The mere fact that from a technical point of view the use of a method disclosed in the patent application (here an encryption process) must be followed by a further process (here a decryption process) in order to achieve a technically and commercially practical result does not, as a rule, necessarily lead to the conclusion that the further process is disclosed as being part of the ...

Balancing the Balance

If court decisions and legislative activity are the bread and butter of legal academics, 2012 offered a gargantuan banquet to observers of the Canadian copyright scene: a series of amendments to the Copyright Act unlike anything that had been seen for 15 years and no less than six Supreme Court decisions. Indeed, that 15-year period provides an interesting time frame for some ...