U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

10/6/2016
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

8/12/2016
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

1/3/2013
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

In the Matter of Motorola Mobility LLC, and Google Inc.

To settle charges that it violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by engaging in unfair methods of competition and unfair acts or practices related to the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) for cellular, video codec, and wireless LAN stanards, Google Inc. agreed to change some of its...Read More

6/6/2012
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

FTC Comment Before the United States International Trade Commission, Concerning Certain Wireless Communication Devices, Portable Music and Data Processing Devices, Computers and Components Thereof

The United States Federal Trade Commission submits this Statement in response to the United States International Trade Commission’s Notices of Request for Statements on the Public Interest in Investigation Nos. 337-TA-745 and 337-TA-752Read More