By : Ecole de Paris du Management
Date : 2008
Location : France / Paris
The focus of this seminar was the effect of regulation in innovatiion. Is European competition law calling into question dominant positions founded on intellectual property rights ? Is it banning the creation of leading European technological companies ?
European competition law, regulation, technology companies, innovation
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Recently Microsoft lost an appeal against the European Commission, following which the American Department of Justice immediately declared that this judgment would weaken innovation.
Legal action has been taken in Brussels against Rambus, Qualcomm, Intel and Google. Is European competition law standing in the way of important hi-tech firms, especially American ones ? Is it condemning acquired monopolies because of technological innovation ? Is it calling into question dominant positions founded on intellectual property rights ? Is it banning the creation of leading European technological companies ?
François Lévêque challenges the latest suspicions concerning the European Commission in these matters. European competition law has been modernised and is increasingly based on economic analysis. Decisions taken in the interest of competition and consumers do not in any way call into question either intellectual property rights or the possibility of a technological company assuming a dominant position, which is essential in this industry of standards.
About the speaker: François LÉVÊQUE
Law and economics professor at the École des mines de Paris and at Berkeley. He is also the founder of Microeconomix, an economic analysis consultancy.
Presentation from François LÉVÊQUE followed by a Q&A session.
The document is a report of the speaker presentation and the Q&A session.
Company Description : Le rapport inclut un compte-rendu de l'intervention et de la session de Questions/Réponses. (11 pages) (French version)
Company Description : The document is a report of the speaker presentation and the Q&A Session. (10 pages)
Organizer : Ecole de Paris du ManagementThe École de Paris du management was created in 1993. Under its auspices, researchers and professionals talk about subjects which open the way for discussion ensuring a high quality of oral and written work. Although short-term concerns are the basis for these exchanges, the approach adopted reflects long-term issues. These include helping change the views which researchers, participants and public opinion have of the way in which private and public affairs are conducted