A Nobel Laureate, Darth Vader© and Access to Health: Balancing IP and Competition in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Giovanni Napolitano
World Intellectual Property Organization 

4th December, 2014, 2 p.m.

DEM - Conference Room
Trento University 

How the UN is using open data to tackle Ebola

Futuregov.asia, here

Virgin Media sets the cat among the pigeons – Ofcom examines Premier League football

Brian Cave, here.

Google settles Internet trolling court case

TheGuardian.com, here

Suède : Les éditeurs lèvent les restrictions sur le prêt numérique

ActuaLitte.com, ici.

Structural Remedies in the Google Case?

I-Comp, here.

Why Textbooks Count: A Policy Paper

T. Oates, here

Brief of Amici Curiae Antitrust Law Professors in O'Bannon v. NCAA

Google launches 'Contributor' payment service

Independent.co.uk, here

Update on Trademark-Related Aspects of the Domain Name System

WIPO Secretariat, here

Europeans Have Authority To Seek Google Break Up Though Unlikely To Do So

SearchEngineLand, here

RBS apologises for 'incorrect' evidence to MPs' committee

BBC.com, here

Where Creativity Thrives: BitTorrent 2014 User Study

Blog.bittorrent.com, here.

Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually-Impaired

A. Adler, here

Online Advertising Techniques for Counterfeit Goods and Illicit Sales

Stroppa et al., here.

Obama Scores on Net Neutrality

Foreignaffairs.com, here

In Europe, Slower Growth for e-Books

NYTimes, here.

Top Dutch speed skaters want EU to act on Ice Derby ban

DutchNews.nl, here.

Open Letter here

Understanding patents, competition and standardization in an interconnected world

ITU, here.

Die möglicherweise teuersten Taxis der Welt und der Uber Effekt: Gratis-WLAN in Schweizer Taxis

Heise.de, hier.

(BTW - Jemand sollte mal ein Paper über "The Swiss Paradox" schreiben: die angeblich innovationsreichste Nation der Welt mit einer der unproduktivsten Wettbewerbsbehörden. Oder hamma schon?)

Court: Google Can Arrange Search Results Any Way It Damn Pleases

Gizmodo.com, here

The Uncertain Scope of the Public Performance Right After American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Inc.

M. Sag, here


UK House of Commons Library Research Paper, here

The Competitive Effects of Across-Platform Parity Agreements

Paolo Buccirossi
LEAR, Rome

Friday, 28th November, 2014 – 1.45 p.m.

Room 2B
Department of Economics and Management
Trento University, Italy

Airbnb and Hotels: What to Do About the Sharing Economy?

Wired.com, here.

Autorité de la concurrence saisie sur les relations contractuelles entre les hôteliers et les centrales de réservation sur internet

Reuters, ici.

Silicon Valley Antitrust: Syllabus

H. Kaiser, here.

Confessions of a price fixer

AutoNews.com, here.

The Ladies Vanish

Thenewinquiry.com, here

High-Cost Generic Drugs — Implications for Patients and Policymakers

J. Alpern, W. Stauffer, and A. Kesselheim, here

Au ministère de la Culture, inquiétudes autour du marché de l’occasion numérique

NextImpact, ici.

Est-ce que les juges européens seront moins frileux et plus imaginatifs que la plupart des politiciens nationaux? De toute façon, bon sujet à débattre dans le cadre de la Concertation nationale sur le numérique.

Internet of Things – Top 10 privacy and data protection concerns

JDSupra, here.

Federal Circuit: Novelty in Implementation of an Abstract Idea Insufficient to Overcome Alice

Patentlyo, here.

Google v. Oracle ~ Brief of Amici Curiae Intellectual Property Professors


In Twist, Publishers Appeal Their ‘Win’ in GSU Copyright Case

Publishersweekly.com, here

Big Data and the Underground Railroad

Slate.com, here.

Re-Balancing Copyright: Insights from the EU Consultation

L. Dobusch, here.

Justice Department Probes Generic Companies After Price Hike Reports

Blogs.wsj.com, here

Competition Law Risk: A Short Guide

IRM and CMA, here.

Germany and Britain agree on closing 'patent box' loophole: officials

Reuters, here.
Statement here.

The 18 Companies Going After Airbnb Internationally

CBInsights, here

European Union Approves Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions

JonesDay, here

Rate Parity: Challenging the Authority of Competition Authorities

Dorian Harris, Skoosh.

4th December, 2014
10.30 a.m.

Trento University
DEM - Conference Room
Via Inama, 5
Trento, Italy

Australian Smokers Now Support Plain Packaging Of Tobacco

Businessinsider.com.au, here

Copyleft and the GNU General Public License: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Guide

Copyleft.org, here.

Sony Developing New DRM to Make Used eBooks Viable

GoodEReader, here.

Retail banking: Current concern

TheEconomist, here.

Android Investigation

S. Ashall and T. Soames, Presentation here

BGH-Urteil: Die „kostenlose Zweitbrille“ ist jetzt verboten

Faz.net, hier

FTC Settlement Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

FTC, here.

Statement by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager on tax state aid investigations

European Commission, here.

(Pronunciation reminder here).

Google Search and the Law on Dominance in the EU. An Assessment of the Compatibility of Current Methodology with Multi-Sided Platforms in Online Search

M. Herz, here

How To Measure Success: Agency Design and the FTC at 100

M. Ohlhausen, here

Is Expedia playing hardball on hotel rate parity with Hyatt, Starwood?

Tnooz.com, here

Open Research Data

Epsiplatform.eu, here

Defining the internet of things - time to focus on the data

TheGuardian, here

Standards: Competition and Innovation?

J. Pierce, M. Medzmariashvili, ici.

Google, Amazon and Apple less transparent than Gazprom, says report

Euractiv.com, here

¿Qué opinas sobre la economía colaborativa? Consulta pública (I)

CNMCblog.es, aquì

PCAs and banking services to SMEs: final decision on market investigation reference

CMA, here

Invalid But Infringed? An Analysis of Germany's Bifurcated Patent Litigation System

K. Cremers, F. Gaessler, D. Harhoff, C. Helmers, here.

Qualcomm Discloses FTC Probe of Business Practices

Nasdaq.com, here.

Data-driven cities

TheEconomist, here.

Algorithms and competition

M. Vestager, here . Large friendly letters? "It's true that the idea of automated systems getting together and reaching a...