FTC's Wright Warns Against Reaching Too Far On Trolls

Law360, Philadelphia (April 17, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Much of what so-called patent trolls do may fall outside the scope of federal antitrust law and the Federal Trade Commission should not bring cases against the patent assertion entities until it knows far more about whether they actually hurt consumers, Commissioner Joshua Wright said Wednesday.

The FTC and other antitrust enforcers should avoid "mission creep," and not try to expand the antitrust laws to cover poorly understood business models just because of broader concerns about the rise in patent infringement suits brought by companies that...
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