Compulsory Licensing of Technology and the Essential Facilities Doctrine
Reiko Aoki and
No 167, Discussion Paper from Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
We consider compulsory licensing of intellectual property as a remedy for anticompetitive practices. We identify aspects of intellectual property that could warrant a different remedy from those developed for access to physical essential facilities. Based on the analysis, we present a characterisation of optimal compulsory licensing for a simple market. We find that royalty payments offer a greater range of choices to a regulator than fixed fees. Thus, even though the marginal cost of supplying access to intellectual property is zero, some unit charging is likely to be efficient.
Keywords: essential facilities; intellectual property; access price; royalty; investment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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