DOJ Reacts To Standard-Setting Body’s IPR Policy

Law360, New York (May 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Department of Justice has issued an important business review letter indicating that it has no intention of taking enforcement action in connection with significant changes to the intellectual property rights policy of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The business review letter has important implications for companies that develop technology and products in areas like data networking, where the IEEE is a leading standard-setting body. More broadly, the letter gives significant guidance concerning the permissible scope of discussions about licensing terms during standards...
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