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  Australian Business Law Review   (Australia)
  Volume 36, Number 5, October 2008
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  • EDITORIAL
        p.325                                                                                      +cite    

  • ARTICLES
  • Time and the dimensions of substantiality
        Tom Leuner
        p.327                                                                                      +cite        
        This article concerns issues relating to timeframes and the underlying requirements of the substantial lessening of competition legal standard. The first part examines several approaches to finding the appropriate timeframe for assessing substitution possibilities when defining markets. A new approach is suggested that is derived from an analysis of the duration requirement of substantiality—the requirement that competition effects must have a certain expected duration to be indicative of a breach. The second part examines the duration dimension of substantiality further, and then considers other dimensions of substantiality, including size of the effect and probability of the effect.
  • Compulsory licensing under the Patents Act 1990 to remedy anticompetitive conduct under the Trade Practices Act 1974
        Charles Lawson
        p.369                                                                                      +cite        
        The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2006 (Cth) amended the Patents Act 1990 (Cth) by providing a specific remedy for compulsory licensing under the Patents Act for a breach of competition laws, such as Pt IV of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth). This article examines the evolution of this amendment and its likely operation. The article concludes that the hurdles for this compulsory licensing scheme under the Patents Act seem impractical when the same, or an arguably superior, remedy is already available under the Trade Practices Act.

  • MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS — Martyn Taylor
  • Regulation vs investment: Striking an appropriate balance—The theory
        p.384                                                                                      +cite    

  • COMPETITION LAW AND MARKET — Stephen Corones
  • Telstra Corp Ltd v Commonwealth: Australian Telecommunications History and its Implications for Consumers of Services Regulated under Pt XIC of the TPA
        p.395                                                                                      +cite