DOJ Economist Says SEP Licensing Can Hurt Competition

Law360, New York (December 5, 2012, 8:18 PM EST) -- The exploitation of standard-essential technology patents through unfair licensing strategies poses a substantial risk to competition and is a topic of concern for regulators, an economist from the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division said on Wednesday.

Fiona M. Scott-Morton, who serves as deputy assistant attorney general for economic analysis within the DOJ's antitrust group, in a speech at the Charles River Associates Annual Brussels Conference warned of companies working together to establish technological standards, saying that the owners of the SEPs falling under these standards...
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