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FTC Hearings #4: Patents, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

This post has been cross-posted to DisCo. Last week, the FTC held the fourth in its set of hearings focusing on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.”  The first day focused on a review of the current landscape of intellectual property and competition.  The second day featured a variety of panels focusing on…

Michael Meurer Responds to Critics

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Boston University School of Law Professor Michael Meurer (pronounced MOY-er). Mike wrote a paper with fellow BU Law Professor Jim Bessen that estimated that NPEs cost U.S. businesses at least $29 billion dollars in 2011. That paper has taken a lot of fire,…