Comments of Law and Business Scholars Submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission Regarding a Proposed Update to the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property
4 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2016 Last revised: 20 Jan 2017
Date Written: September 23, 2016
The authors express concern that the proposed DOJ-FTC Update to their 1995 Antitrust Guidelines for the License of Intellectual Property fail to address the substantial body of agency guidance and law that has emerged in recent years regarding the licensing of standards-essential patents (SEPs) on terms that are “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” (FRAND).
Keywords: DOJ, FTC, Antitrust, Guidelines, Licensing, FRAND
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