Thomas Vinje is partner and chair of the global antitrust group at Clifford Chance LLP, as well as the co-chair of the firm’s public policy practice and head of its global technology practice. He specialises in European Union antitrust and intellectual property law, especially in technology matters. Thomas graduated with high honours from Columbia University Law School in 1982. He is the author of numerous articles on intellectual property and competition issues, and lectures at the Universities of Amsterdam and Zurich. He sits on the board of editors for Computer und Recht International and European Intellectual Property Review. He is also a frequent conference speaker and commentator in the press on competition and intellectual property matters. Thomas has been widely recognised as a leading competition expert by publications, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide: Competition and Antitrust.
The Intellectual Property & Antitrust Review - 3rd Edition
Intellectual property is taking a more and more central position in the global economy, and this is true not only in highly developed economies, but also in emerging ones. China and India, to take just two examples, are moving rapidly up the value chain and now have world-class technology companies for which intellectual property protection is crucial.
As the significance of intellectual property grows, so too does the relationship between intellectual property and antitrust law. Antitrust law constrains the exercise of intellectual property rights in certain circumstances, and both owners and users of intellectual property rights need to know how the two bodies of law interact and where antitrust draws lines for intellectual property. Intellectual property practitioners need to look beyond intellectual property laws themselves to understand the antitrust limits on the free exercise of rights.
In this book:
- Thomas Vinje, Clifford Chance LLP
- European Union
- United Kingdom
- United States