Competition Policy and Intellectual Property

Overview

This title contains discussions that explore the role of competition policy and intellectual property rights in promoting an efficient and innovative economy. This volume contains a collection of papers and commentaries stemming from a March 2005 symposium, which was organized in co-operation by the Competition Bureau, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and the Micro-economic Policy Analysis and Marketplace Framework Policy branches of Industry Canada. Given developments such as the prevalence of authorized generic pharmaceuticals, the apparent extension of intellectual property rights, and rapid advancements in communications technology such as digitization, many concerns have emerged about if the customary methods of licensing IP rights remain the most efficient mechanisms for disseminating IP and encouraging its creation. The papers and commentaries contained in this book reflect an intensive evaluation of these concerns and endeavour to find the right balance between creating incentives for innovation and the encouragement of vigorous competition in the marketplace.

Table of Contents

Introduction
David Vaver, Marcel Boyer, and Michael Trebilcock

1. EXTENSION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Teresa Scassa

COMMENTARY
Ejan Mackaay
Michael Meurer

2. TYING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Edward M. Iacobucci and Ralph A. Winter

COMMENTARY
Timothy J. Brennan
Richard Corley and Navin Joneja

3. THE EFFECTS OF AUTHORIZED GENERICS ON CANADIAN DRUG PRICES
Paul Grootendorst

COMMENTARY
Aidan Hollis

4. COMPULSORY LICENSING
Abraham Hollander

COMMENTARY
Donald McFetridge
E. Richard Gold

5. AN EVALUATION OF COLLECTIVE COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT IN CANADA
Jacques Robert

COMMENTARY
Paul Audley
Ariel Katz

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