DOJ, FTC Testimony Before Congress Indicates Enforcement Focus on Standard-Essential Patents and Concern over ITC Exclusion Orders

By on July 13, 2012

by Stefan M. Meisner and Daniel Powers

Recent testimony from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) before the Senate Judiciary Committee focused on issues relating to standard-setting activities and competition policy.  Antitrust Division Acting Assistant Attorney General Joseph Wayland and FTC Commissioner Edith Ramirez discussed the issue of injunctive relief to enforce standard-essential patents and emphasized the importance of pending actions before the International Trade Commission.

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