Print Email Facebook Twitter Patent pools: Intellectual property rights and competition Title Patent pools: Intellectual property rights and competition Author Rodriguez, V. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2010 Abstract Patent pools do not correct all problems associated with patent thickets. In this respect, patent pools might not stop the outsider problem from striking pools. Moreover, patent pools can be expensive to negotiate, can exclude patent holders with smaller numbers of patents or enable a group of major players to form a cartel that excludes new competitors. For all the above reasons, patent pools are subject to regulatory clearance because they could result in a monopoly. The aim of this article is to present the relationship between patents and competition in a broad context. © Victor Rodriguez;. Subject ResearchInnovation PolicyCompetition policyEuropean antitrustPatentsarticlecompetitiondrug costdrug industrydrug marketingeconomic aspectintelectual property rightspatentpriority journalpublic health problempublic-private partnership To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e9f5db62-69f9-44b6-bce3-df73fdb15017 TNO identifier 364443 ISSN 1874-6136 Source Open AIDS Journal, 4, 62-66 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.