DOJ, FTC Get Earful On Patent Troll Antitrust Issues

Law360, New York (April 10, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT) -- Dell Inc. and others urged the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate so-called patent trolls aggressively, while groups like the American Intellectual Property Law Association called for a more measured response, as the government mulls antitrust action on the contentious issue.

The agencies had invited public comments at a workshop they held in December on antitrust issues raised by the activities of what they refer to as patent assertion entities. The technology and legal communities didn't hold back in their views, submitting a...
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