Patent pools: Intellectual property rights and competition.

V.F. Rodriguez

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Patent pools do not correct all problems associated with patent thickets. In this respect, patent pools might not stop the outsider problem from striking pools. Moreover, patent pools can be expensive to negotiate, can exclude patent holders with smaller numbers of patents or enable a group of major players to form a cartel that excludes new competitors. For all the above reasons, patent pools are subject to regulatory clearance because they could result in a monopoly. The aim of this article is to present the relationship between patents and competition in a broad context
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
JournalOpen AIDS journal
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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