Innovation, Competition and Collaboration

Edited by Dana Beldiman, Professor, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany and Professor-in-Residence, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, US

As innovation processes become increasingly collaborative, new relationships among players in the innovation space emerge. These developments demand new legal structures that allow horizontally integrated, open and shared use of intellectual property (IP). This book examines the fundamental issues regarding the collaborative use of IP and discusses emerging trends including: the interpretation of FRAND terms in the context of standard essential patents; secondary liability of technology providers; contractual arrangements in trademark law, and the treatment of IP issues in specific emerging industries.

‘This timely collection guides us to rethink the role of intellectual property law in a shared knowledge environment. Covering a wide range of topics – from smartphone wars to fashion design and from synthetic biology to digital content – this book greatly advances our understanding of open and collaborative innovation.’
– Peter K. Yu, Drake University Law School, US

2015 224 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 576 2 £89.00 £80.10 $129.00 $116.10

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