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U.S. – DOJ and FTC propose updated Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property

ConferenceBEOn August 12, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed updates to their Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (Guidelines). The agencies have not been amended the Guidelines since they were originally released in 1995. The revisions do not substantively modify the general principles of the 1995 Guidelines, and they do not address some of the hottest topics at the intersection of antitrust and IP law, notably conduct involving standard essential patents (SEPs) and patent assertion entities (PAEs).

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