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FTC-DOJ Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities: fresh thinking on potential antitrust responses to abusive patent troll enforcement practices

USA - December 14 2012 The still commonly used but politically incorrect “patent troll” epithet was barely heard throughout eight hours of lively dialogue at this past Monday’s FTC-DOJ Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities.

The Robinson-Patman Act still bites

USA - February 11 2015 Recent developments in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin call to mind the immortal words of Huey Long, a diehard…

DOJ and FTC Invite Comment on Proposed Update of 1995 Intellectual Property Licensing Guidelines

USA - August 15 2016 At the end of last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) invited comments from interested parties on a…

Todd N. Hutchison

Antitrust Authorities Warn Human Resources Professionals about Illegal Agreements That Restrain Competition for Employees

USA - November 1 2016 On October 20, 2016, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued "Antitrust Guidance for Human…

Robin Sampson, David J. Woolf

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act annual adjustments announced

USA - January 10 2013 On Thursday, January 10, the Federal Trade Commission published new filing thresholds for pre-transaction notification of many larger transactions. The…

Kenneth M. Vorrasi, Joanne C. Lewers, Robert W. McCann, Robin Sampson