by Stefan M. Meisner and Daniel Powers
Federal antitrust enforcement agencies are closely studying the growing activity of patent assertion entities (PAE). At a recent joint workshop sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), participants from academia, industry and the legal world discussed the competitive impact of these organizations and considered whether antitrust law offers regulators any tools to grapple with potential anticompetitive activity. No new policy prescriptions emerged during the daylong session, but the agencies continue to seek comment and study this rapidly developing area.
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