Two Disciplines Divided By A Common Language

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The IPKat weblog is a superb resource on a whole range of intellectual property issues, and it is well worth a regular read if  you are interested in anything to do with IP in Europe or the US.  I took issue at an aside made by the Kat on the subject of IP, monopoly and economists, and the Kat generously invited me to publish a guest post on the weblog.

The problem I wanted to highlight is that antitrust law and intellectual property law both refer to “monopolies”, but that – contrary to what some IP lawyers and, to be fair, some caselaw from the early 20th century suggest – the term is used to mean two different things in the different legal disciplines.  My guest post  is here.