The purpose of the workshop is to look at the areas of interface between intellectual property rights and competition law. The workshop will cover some theoretical topics but will focus on actual experiences in competition cases requiring the consideration of intellectual property rights. The workshop will consider traditional areas as well as some of the emerging issues in this field, such as pay-for-delay cases involving generic pharmaceuticals. The topics will be addressed and discussed in lectures by competition experts from OECD countries and in case studies presented by the participants. In addition to covering real case examples in the presentations, the programme will include a hypothetical case study exercise to facilitate a discussion of key issues.