#264 What’s Wrong With Having Lots of Patents? Patent Thickets and Antitrust Law

Our Curious Amalgam

Mar 11 2024 • 28 mins

It's often said that patent protection rewards innovation and benefits consumers. But are there competition law issues with having "too many" patents? Kate Swisher, an antitrust litigator at White & Case, joins co-hosts Alicia Downey and Lijun Zhang to discuss the tension between patent law and antitrust law in the context of so-called "patent thickets," particularly in the pharmaceutical industry. Listen to this episode to learn how courts are treating claims that obtaining a large number of patents for a single product may be an anticompetitive practice.

With special guest:

Kate Swisher, White & Case LLP

Hosted by:

Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC and Lijun Zhang, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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