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Google commitments draw criticism at GCR Live

Google commitments draw criticism at GCR Live

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Antitrust specialists today voiced concerns over Google’s commitments to the European Commission to address abuse of dominance allegations in the online search market, suggesting that the proposals will not go far enough to rein in the company’s supposedly anti-competitive practices. Leo Szolnoki at GCR Live: Telecoms Media and Technology.

Academic says coordination could fight royalty stacking

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A top US academic has proposed a possible solution to patent hold-up and royalty stacking, but raised concerns that it may not sit well with antitrust authorities. Leo Szolnoki at GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust in Brussels.

Vesterdorf : DG Comp should back away from FRAND debates

Vesterdorf : DG Comp should back away from FRAND debates

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The former president of the European Court of First Instance has criticised the European Commission’s decision finding Motorola had abused its dominance by seeking an injunction on a patent deemed essential to a high-tech standard. Leo Szolnoki at GCR Live 2nd Annual IP & Antitrust in Brussels.

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.