December 7, 2017

Delrahim’s SEP Policy Could Mean Enforcement Shift For DOJ

Recent statements by leaders in the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust division have signaled a possible shift in policy in favor of patent holders when it comes to standard-setting organizations and their potential for anti-competitive conduct, but experts tell Law360 it’s too soon to tell...Read More

September 13, 2017
Teece, David

How The FTC Has Erred On Innovation Policy Issues

May 2017
Wong-Ervin, Koren

Problems In Proposed Changes To Vietnam's Competition Law

The Vietnam Competition Authority (VCA) is currently working on proposed amendments to the Competition Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, which illustrate the need for economically sound effects-based competition analysis. Among the troubling provisions in the current draft is Chapter IV...Read More

Layne-Farrar, Anne

Methodologies For Calculating FRAND Damages: Part 2

In the first installment of this series, we discussed the primary concerns underlying FRAND licensing rate and damages assessments, namely patent hold-up and royalty stacking. We concluded part 1 by observing that a FRAND rate assessment focused on the value to the standard and products...Read More

Kappos, David

Facts Show Patent Trolls Not Behind Rise In Suits

The American patent system is at a crossroads. Just two and a half years removed from passage of the America Invents Act — the most dramatic overhaul of the U.S. patent system in generations — we see almost monthly legislative efforts to reform the system yet again. Driving this sentiment in...Read More