Applying Basic Antitrust Principles to SEPs

Law360, September 25, 2017

7 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2017 Last revised: 5 Oct 2017

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Yee Wah Chin

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP

Date Written: August 27, 2017

Abstract

There have been significant calls recently for findings that infringement suits and licensing conduct by patent assertion entities (PAEs) labeled “patent trolls” and by holders of standard essential patents (SEPs) generally are monopolization or attempts to monopolize that violate Sherman Act §2, 15 U.S.C. §2. This paper argues that the basic principles of keeping in mind history and context, and general antitrust principles, apply equally to SEPs and PAEs as to other economic phenomena.

Keywords: PAE, SEP, trolls, patent assertion entities, standard essential, monopolization, attempts to monopolize, Sherman Act

JEL Classification: K21, K29

Suggested Citation

Chin, Yee Wah, Applying Basic Antitrust Principles to SEPs (August 27, 2017). Law360, September 25, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3027806 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3027806

Yee Wah Chin (Contact Author)

Ingram Yuzek Gainen Carroll & Bertolotti, LLP ( email )

250 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10177
United States

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