July 21, 2017 – Two new TPI Shorts provide primers on global competition and patent policy issues. “Competition Policy in the Global Economy in 11 Minutes” and “Standard Essential Patents and Antitrust in 7 Minutes,” are both available on TPI’s YouTube channel.
“Competition Policy in the Global Economy in 11 Minutes” discusses causes of declining U.S. leadership in antitrust enforcement and possible approaches to re-assert the U.S. focus on consumer welfare.
“Standard Essential Patents and Antitrust in 7 Minutes” reviews potential tensions between standard essential patents and competition policy. The video explains how both promote innovation but also have costs. It also discusses differences in how antitrust officials in the U.S. and globally treat standard essential patents.
The videos are summaries of panel discussions held as part of a half-day conference “Competition and Innovation in the Digital Economy: Global Policy Considerations.”
The two videos are the latest installment in the TPI Shorts video series, which condenses TPI events into short, coherent discussions of key policy issues. Other topics from the video series include artificial intelligence, privacy, music licensing, and productivity and growth.
These videos and other videos from TPI are available on the TPI YouTube channel.
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