This column will discuss activity at the intersection of competition policy/competition law with intellectual-property (IP) law.
The one objective of competition policy is to help ensure operation of the relevant market that is fair to as many market participants as possible and that enables market entry for a particular business without its being unfairly prevented or made onerous. Businesses wishing to unfairly eliminate competition can exhibit any number of practices, including (but not limited to) abusive exclusionary conduct by a dominant company; refusal to provide certain goods or to grant licenses on market conditions; charging excessive prices; vertical arrangements between suppliers and distributors; and other agreements among firms leading to the distortion of competition in the marketplace.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.