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Competition law defence
The competition law defence is a way of legally justifying a patent violation. If the patent holder has not offered to license the patent under fair terms, then in some jurisdictions, it's possible that violation can be legally justified by the competition law of that country.
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- Antitrust doesn't work
- Interoperability exceptions - a useful goal would be to establish an interoperability defence
- Independent invention defence
- IBM and TurboHercules, 2010 - The European Commission is investigating IBM's tying of software to hardware; since IBM has listed patents possibly infringed by TurboHercules, if the Commission decides that IBM has to change it's activity in order to allow competition, they might also have to rule on whehter those patents can still block competition
- Equitable defences: estoppel and laches
- Industry Standards and the Competition Law Defence Acting Like a 'True Licensee', in Germany, May 2009
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