9 EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property
Paul BELLEFLAMME - University of Louvain-la-Neuve
Alain STROWEL - FUSL and Covington & Burling LLP
  • Session 1 : Friday 1 April 2011
  • Session 2 : Friday 8 April 2011
  • Session 3 : Friday 15 April 2011
fleche Outline
  1. Incentives to innovate; Market structure
  2. Tragedy of the anti-commons
  3. Patent pools; Standard-setting organizations
  4. R&D cooperation
  5. Licensing
  6. Technology transfer (block exemption)
  7. Patent trolls; Tying and bundling
  8. Interoperability and compatibility
  9. Network effects
  10. Multi-sided markets
  11. Lock-up
  12. Compulsory licensing
  13. Exhaustion and parallel trade
  14. Specific subject-matter of IP right
  15. Patent thickets
  16. Patent settlements

fleche Organization

The course is entirely taught in English, with 15 in-class hours.
The course takes place over a periode of three weeks, with three weekly lectures on Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
A lunch is provided at 12:30 p.m. prior to the beginning of each class.
Participants will receive a documentation pack.

fleche Tuition fee

The fee for the course is €500.
In-house lawyers and civil servants are eligible for a special reduced fee of €400.

fleche Venue

The course will take place on the premises of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels

fleche Registration