[Seminar]Comparative Analysis of Korean, Chinese and U.S Approaches to the NPEs
No topic has drawn more attention at the intersection between competition law and intellectual property law than Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs). Recently, the KFTC announced that it will revise its IPR guidelines and promulgate a new chapter on NPEs within 2014. This revision is expected to be the first official guidelines issued by the competition authority. The US DOJ and the FTC jointly held a workshop on Patent Assertion Entities in 2012, and the FTC recently began the FTC Act section 6(b) study to gather empirical data concerning the impact of PAE activity on innovation and competition. SAIC is promulgating its IPR rules and NDRC has shown a significant interest in the NPE issues. In this situation, the KFTC’s revision of IPR guidelines concerning NPEs is likely to work as a tipping point with regard to the competition law approach to the NPEs. Against this background, the ICR Law Center will hold a seminar, named “Comparative Analysis of Korean, Chinese and U.S Approaches to the NPEs”. This seminar features prominent academics and practitioners from who will provide views of the respective jurisdictions and also features distinguished panels of competition law and intellectual property law professionals.
· Date : Friday, November 21st, 2014 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
· Venue : CJ Law Building, Korea University
· Sponsor : ICR Law Center