Almost 22 years ago, the U.S. antitrust enforcement agencies issued their Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intel - lectual Property (IPG).1 Styled as an effort to "assist those who need to predict whether the Agencies will challenge a practice as anticompetitive,"2 the decision to memorialize basic enforcement principles for the application of U.S. antitrust law to the licensing of IP has proven to be hugely influential throughout the world. Many jurisdictions have followed the United States in developing guidance for the business community on questions regarding IP rights and antitrust law. Prominent examples include the European Union,3 Canada,4 Korea,5 and Japan.

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Originally published in Antitrust, Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring 2017, by the American Bar Association

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