Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy

Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy


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Ensuring a high rate of innovation and productivity improvement is at the core of the challenges facing the Canadian economy as we approach the next century. The sound application of well-designed government policies to maximize incentives for innovative activity while maintaining vigorous interfirm rivalry in markets is vital to meeting the challenge.In contemplating such matters, we must be mindful not only of domestic concerns, but also of developments abroad. In recent times, the United States, the European Community and Japan have all revisited the treatment of intellectual property under their respective competition laws, and issued formal guidelines regarding enforcement policies in this area.This volume is the outcome of a research exercise initiated by the Competition Bureau in cooperation with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and the Micro-Economic Policy Analysis Branch of Industry Canada. It includes substantive papers authored by leading international academic and legal scholars, as well as select government policy analysts with experience working in competition agencies in Canada and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781895176971
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication date: 08/01/1998

About the Author

Robert D. Anderson is currently Counsellor, Intellectual Property and Investment Division, at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Prior to joining the WTO in May 1997, he was Chief of Economic Policy at the Competition Bureau of Industry Canada.

Nancy T. Gallini is Professor of Economics and currently serves as Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto.

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