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Antitrust

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Patent Licensing

Learn about how courts and antitrust agencies analyze patent holders’ uses of their patents.

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In this lesson, we’ll learn about how courts and antitrust agencies analyze patent holders’ uses of their patents.

I.              Patent Licensing and Antitrust Law

The monopoly enjoyed by patent holders includes an exclusive right to make, use, or sell their patented technology, or to license to others to do so, for a fixed period of time. A patent holder’s monopoly over the patent isn’t dissimilar to another property owner’s...