DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198755463.003.0021
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Winfried Tilmann

Abstract: The acquisition of an EPUE may be impermissible under competition law only in special exceptional cases. This conceivably might hold true where a recognizable strategy of obstruction (Art 102 TFEU) is pursued by a company holding a dominant position with the aim of walling in competitors, without such patent proprietor having any intention of using the subject matter of patent protection himself. Also conceivably falling under the heading of inadmissible obstruction is the acquisition of a large number of pate…

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