Dec. 18, 2019
The use of Intellectual Property as Regulatory and Compliance Tool (Le maniement de la propriété intellectuelle comme outil de régulation et de compliance), in "Major cases in Intellectual Property" ("Les Grands Arrêts de la propriété intellectuelle"
Référence complète : Frison-Roche, M.-A., Le maniement de la propriété intellectuelle comme outil de régulation et de compliance, in Vivant, M. (dir.), Les Grands Arrêts de la propriété intellectuelle, 3ième éd., 2019, 9-11, p.43-53.
This contribution is written in French.
Intellectual Property, which comes from the State and is incorporated into public policy, can be designed not to reward the creator a posteriori, but to encourage others to innovate. It is then an Ex Ante regulatory tool, an alternative to the subsidy. If private copying is an exception, it is not in relation to the principle of Competition but in an insertion into a system of incentives, starting from the costs borne by the creator of the first innovation: the rights holder is then protected , not only according to a balance of interests involved but in order not to discourage innovative potentials and the sector itself. (1st decision) ;
The sectoral policy then permeates Intellectual Property, used to regulate a sector, for example that of the drug. While it is true that a laboratory wishing to market a generic drug did not wait for the expiration of the patent for the original drug to do so, it is however not relevant to sanction this anticipation by a few days because the investments made by the holder of the Intellectual Property right have been made profitable by this one and because the public authorities favor the generics in a concern of public health (2nd decision).
Systemic interest prevails and therefore Internet service providers have to bear the costs of blocking access while they are irresponsible because of the texts. This obligation to pay is internalized by Compliance Law because they are in the digital system best able to put an end to the violation of Intellectual Property rights which the ecosystem requires to be effective. (3rd decision).
Read the contribution (in French).
Sept. 16, 2010
Références complètes : FRISON-ROCHE, Marie-Anne, Politique publique de la maîtrise de santé, protection de la santé publique, droit général de la concurrence et régulation sectorielle, in FRISON-ROCHE, Marie-Anne (dir.), Concurrence, santé publique, innovation et médicament, coll. "Droit et Économie", LGDJ - Lextenso édition, Paris, 2010, p.1-14.