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An end to the patent war in Europe?

Earlier in March, the European Commission announced it was planning to issue two antitrust decisions over the use of standard-essential patents. The decisions concern the Google-Motorola and the Samsung cases. Commissioner Joaquín Almunia himself announced one of the decisions will seek a commitment while the other one will be, for the first time, a prohibition Ahead […]

By: Date: April 27, 2014 Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

Earlier in March, the European Commission announced it was planning to issue two antitrust decisions over the use of standard-essential patents. The decisions concern the Google-Motorola and the Samsung cases. Commissioner Joaquín Almunia himself announced one of the decisions will seek a commitment while the other one will be, for the first time, a prohibition

Ahead of these announcements, Mario Mariniello, Bruegel’s Competition Policy expert, discusses the possible outcome and its implications for antitrust policy.


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