An end to the patent war in Europe?

Publishing date
27 April 2014

Earlier in March, the European Commission announced it was planning to issue two antitrust decisions over the use of standard-essential patents. The decisions concern the Google-Motorola and the Samsung cases. Commissioner Joaquín Almunia himself announced one of the decisions will seek a commitment while the other one will be, for the first time, a prohibition

Ahead of these announcements, Mario Mariniello, Bruegel's Competition Policy expert, discusses the possible outcome and its implications for antitrust policy.

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