Thinking about patent woes

I'm currently in Brussels at the Charles River Associates conference on competition policy. The session I am participating in is about patent policy and its interaction with antitrust law. As it happened, I read a relevant book on the subject by Alex Tabarrok. It is a short eBook, Launching the Innovation¬†Renaissance. It deals with a …

EC launches eBook collusion investigation

The European Commission has launched an investigation into possible anti-competitive practices in eBook publishing. The European Commission has opened formal antitrust proceedings to investigate whether international publishers Hachette Livre (Lagard√®re Publishing, France), Harper Collins (News Corp., USA), Simon & Schuster (CBS Corp., USA), Penguin (Pearson Group, United Kingdom) and Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holzbrinck (owner of …