Regulatory Writings

November 29, 2017
European Commission

Communication from the European Commission: Setting out the EU Approach to Standard Essential Patents

Communication from the European Commission to the European Parliament, The Council and the European Economic and Social Committee, Setting out the EU Approach to Standard Essential Patents

Standards ensure that interoperable and safe technologies are widely disseminated among companies...Read More

October 30, 2018
Wong-Ervin, Koren and Effraimidis, Georgios

Recommendations Following the FTC’s October 2018 Hearings on IP and Innovation

On October 23-24, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held hearings on intellectual property (IP) and innovation as part of its broader ongoing hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The hearings focused on the role of IP protection in promoting innovation...Read More

U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Patent Assertion Entity Activity - An FTC Study

A new Federal Trade Commission report spotlights the business practices of patent assertion entities (PAEs), firms that acquire patents from third parties and then try to make money by licensing or suing accused infringers. The report includes several recommendations for patent litigation...Read More

U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property - 2016 Proposed Update

The FTC and DOJ released a proposed update to the 1995 “ Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of IP ” on August 12, 2016, and sought...Read More

Fall 2016
European Commission and Joint Research Centre

Patent Assertion Entities in Europe