LeadershIP 2017 March 27, 2017 | Washington, DC

LeadershIP 2017

The LeadershIP conferences are a catalyst for a balanced and open discussion on current global issues at the intersection of intellectual property rights (IP) and antitrust policy.

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March 27, 2017 | Washington, DC


June 11, 2016
Repeated Interaction in Standard Setting

As part of the standard-setting process, certain patents become essential. This may allow the owners of these standard-essential patents to hold up implementers of the standard, who can no longer turn to substitute technologies. However, many real-world standards evolve over time, with several...

September 6, 2016
The Smallest Salable Patent-Practicing Unit (SSPPU): Theory and Evidence

In the recent past, U.S. courts have begun to require that litigating parties base patent infringement damages on sales of the “smallest salable patent-practicing unit,” or SSPPU, in an effort to constrain the patentee’s damages claim to the true “economic footprint” of the invention. We ask...

January 24, 2017
Antitrust Policy for a New Administration

At a recent Heritage Foundation Conference, (now) Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen gave a speech addressing some of the changes she would like to see under the new administration. Ohlhausen noted that the FTC had been pursuing a harsh “unfair competition” agenda that “imposed unnecessary...

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