A War of Two Worlds - IP versus Competition

10 February 2011

The Bird & Bird Associates presented the first In Focus seminar in the Bird & Bird Associate Lecture Series for 2011 on 10.02.2011.

The IP session looked at the crossover between competition law and IP rights. The seminar was aimed at those equivalent to Associate level who are in-house counsel who practice IP law on a daily basis or who work in relevant fields of industry or those who seek to be aware of IP issues.  

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Attendees of this seminar may click here for access to the materials.  Please contact the In Focus committee for further information.

The programme

A high level overview of the crossover between competition and IP law focusing on recent European Commission and European court practices in the Life Sciences and TMT sectors.


Jeremy Robinson
Is there a war?  A look at Competition law and its effect on IP rights

Adrian Howes 
TMT: Microsoft, interoperability - a step in the wrong direction?

Mary Smillie
Life Sciences: sector inquiry, dawn raids - abusive use of the patent system?