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## Microsoft, A Problematic Success? A tale of Compulsory Licensing and Essentials facilities, The US and the EU Perspective

### Patrycja Szot

#### Abstract

Ch.1 the IP and antitrust interdependence in the US and EU. Ch. 2 description of the essential facility. Ch. 3 an overview of the US and EU essential facilities and IP related case law. Ch. 4 the detailed account of the Microsoft proceedings. Ch. 5 the analysis of Microsoft phenomenon against the network markets and traditional compulsory license. It examines the current Community yardstick for mandatory license (was it modified) and considers the Trinko impact on the mandatory licensing in US. Ch. 6 the general guidelines for imposing a compulsory license and compares the methodology and standards used in the US and the EU It also analyses the doctrine’s requirement of vertical integration follow. Conclusions: 1) an inherent conflict between competition and intellectual property law does not exist; 2) the intrinsic devices of intellectual property law should cure the possible anticompetitive consequences of IPRs in the first place; 3) the general provisions of the competition law will normally suffice to address the cases of induced access to IP; 4) there are no particular grounds for which the application of the doctrine should be limited to vertically related markets; 5) the cases of the network effects will particularly well suit the doctrine’s scenario; 6) network effects played important role in Microsoft US Decision; in the EU it has been decided more as an essential facilities case and produced a modified compulsory license benchmark; 7) the approach to the compulsory licensing in the EU and in the US rests on the same premises; the US courts are however more lenient.
Record ID
UAM9551137d009b4015baa08e897853fb55
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Patrycja Szot Patrycja Szot,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Microsoft, Problematyczny Sukces? Historia o Licencjach Przymusowych i Doktrynie Koniecznej Infrastruktury, perspektywa Stanów Zjednoczonych i Unii Europejskiej
Title in English
Microsoft, A Problematic Success? A tale of Compulsory Licensing and Essentials facilities, The US and the EU Perspective
Language
pol (pl) Polish
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Law and Administration (SNs/WPriAd/FoLaA) [Not active]
Discipline
law / (law) / (social studies)
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2010
Start date
20-05-2010
Defense Date
20-05-2010
Title date
20-05-2010
Supervisor
Marian Kępiński Marian Kępiński,, Wydział Prawa i Administracji [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs/WPriAd)Szkoła Nauk Społecznych [nowa struktura organizacyjna] (SNs)
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/372 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
competition; Microsoft; intellectual property; dominant position; essentials facilities
Abstract in English
Ch.1 the IP and antitrust interdependence in the US and EU. Ch. 2 description of the essential facility. Ch. 3 an overview of the US and EU essential facilities and IP related case law. Ch. 4 the detailed account of the Microsoft proceedings. Ch. 5 the analysis of Microsoft phenomenon against the network markets and traditional compulsory license. It examines the current Community yardstick for mandatory license (was it modified) and considers the Trinko impact on the mandatory licensing in US. Ch. 6 the general guidelines for imposing a compulsory license and compares the methodology and standards used in the US and the EU It also analyses the doctrine’s requirement of vertical integration follow. Conclusions: 1) an inherent conflict between competition and intellectual property law does not exist; 2) the intrinsic devices of intellectual property law should cure the possible anticompetitive consequences of IPRs in the first place; 3) the general provisions of the competition law will normally suffice to address the cases of induced access to IP; 4) there are no particular grounds for which the application of the doctrine should be limited to vertically related markets; 5) the cases of the network effects will particularly well suit the doctrine’s scenario; 6) network effects played important role in Microsoft US Decision; in the EU it has been decided more as an essential facilities case and produced a modified compulsory license benchmark; 7) the approach to the compulsory licensing in the EU and in the US rests on the same premises; the US courts are however more lenient.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM9551137d009b4015baa08e897853fb55/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM9551137d009b4015baa08e897853fb55

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