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Official denies DG Comp is sceptical of IP

Official denies DG Comp is sceptical of IP

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Anna Vernet, policy analyst at the European Commission’s DG Comp, says the commission’s new technology transfer guidelines are not designed to make it more difficult for companies to settle patent disputes out of court. Henry Vane at GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust in Brussels.

GCR Live revisits IP and antitrust intersection next week

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Delegates to GCR Live’s annual IP & Antitrust conference in Brussels are preparing to parse the myriad issues facing high tech companies balancing the power granted by patents with the potential for antitrust foul play.

Canadian FIR heavyweight debuts at GCR Live

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Canada’s new government official in charge of foreign investment review will speak at GCR Live in New York this week in his first public outing since taking the job.

Early registration ends Friday for upcoming GCR Live tech events

Early registration ends Friday for upcoming GCR Live tech events

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GCR Live will host two conferences next month that spotlight issues in intellectual property and technology, and feature programmes including economists, in-house counsel, practitioners and top regulators.

Google and telecoms mergers on the agenda at GCR Live TMT

Google and telecoms mergers on the agenda at GCR Live TMT

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Members of DG Comp, and various industry representatives, including an officer from a company that has been a vocal critic of Google, are on the bill for GCR Live’s 3rd Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in London on 26 June – which will look at both specific cases, and broader questions of policy.

New patent laws “drastically undermine” holders’ rights, says Qualcomm counsel

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US patent reform legislation was arrived at without proper consensus and overshoots the mark in regulating the enforceability of patent violations, says Qualcomm’s vice president and counsel.

Hesse: Both sides bear the burden of reaching agreements on FRAND

Hesse: Both sides bear the burden of reaching agreements on FRAND

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The obligation to agree on a fair and reasonable payment to license a patent deemed essential to a technological standard should fall to both the owner of the patent and the potential licensee incorporating that patent into a product, a senior US Department of Justice official said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Washington, DC.

Standard-setting bodies crucial to solving FRAND battles, DoJ official says

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A senior US Department of Justice official says the industry organisations that collectively set technological standards used in computers, smartphones and other electronics are best placed to police pledges by their members to license essential patents on fair and reasonable terms. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Washington, DC.

GCR Live looks forward to IP and Antitrust conference

GCR Live looks forward to IP and Antitrust conference

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Issues of injunctive relief, remedies, and hold-out tactics are due to get an airing at GCR Live IP and Antitrust in Washington, DC next week. 

Slow and steady enforcement gets the vote at GCR Live

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The audience and judges at a Oxford-Union style debate last week backed arguments that emerging competition authorities should go after easy targets to deter more serious anti-competitive activity.