Competition and intellectual property laws are often in conflict. This conflict can lead to uncertainty. This is especially important in industries such as pharmaceutical, biotech and information technology and in network industries, where intellectual property is significant and competition laws are frequently engaged, particularly where leading participants have substantial market power. We are well-versed in counselling clients in relation to this interface and identifying a path that will best accomplish their objectives. In particular, we have a wealth of experience in advising clients on competition/antitrust issues that arise in connection with the use and exploitation, including licensing, of IP rights and the legislation which affects them.