Tag: DOJ

Delrahim Out Of Step With FTC, Industry, Academics On FRAND/SEP

Jacqueline Yin is a Legal Fellow at the Computer & Communications Industry Association. This post is also online at Project DisCo. In the U.S., antitrust laws are typically enforced by both t...

Delrahim Pulls DoJ Out Of FRAND-SEP Policy Guidance

In a speech today at the Berkeley Advanced Patent Law Institute, United States Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim announced that the Department of Justice was withdra...

CCIA Releases White Paper On Standard Essential Patents

Yesterday, the Computer & Communications Industry Association, joined by five other trade associations representing industries ranging from retail to automotive to smartphone apps, released a whit...

Patent Fixes Pick up Steam in Congress

(Cross post on DisCo) What a difference a year makes in Congress.  Last year, Reps. DeFazio (D-OR) and Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced the Saving High-tech Innovators from Egregious Legal Disputes (SHIELD...

CCIA Files Comments to US Antitrust Regulators on Patent Troll Activity

(Cross-posted on DisCo) Last Friday, CCIA filed its comments to the FTC/DOJ’s Public Workshop on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) (aka patent trolls).  Although antitrust authorities cannot fix...

Suggestions for an FTC 6(b) Study on Patent Assertion Entities

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) jointly hosted a workshop to explore the issue of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on December 10, 2012.  Since th...

Intellectual Ventures’ Technology Speculation Is Not A Justification for Shell Companies

During last week’s Department of Justice/Federal Trade Commission workshop on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), one of the panelists was Peter Detkin.  Detkin is a founder of Intellectual Ventures,...

Some Quick Reactions to the PAE Workshop

Market participants, regulators, lawyers, and patent professionals gathered at the FTC yesterday for a very informative Workshop on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs).  We will be posting more this wee...

Yesterday’s FTC-DOJ Workshop on Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs)

Yesterday, the FTC and DOJ held a workshop on the anticompetitive effects of Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), as Josh had posted about last week.  They put together a great collection of participant...

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