Contemporary Anti-Competitive Practices of Patents Usage

Oleg Milchenko


Intersection of patent and competition laws was discussed widely before. In fact, this issue is not regulated properly at the moment, but the activity of courts around the world made it possible to limit abusive patent practices which often lead to restriction of competition. However, new times raised new issues and to make the patent system relevant to needs of today legislators and judiciary have to pay attention to contemporary problems in patent law. This article is focused on recently revealed practices of patent management which could be dangerous for fair markets.

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