Sen. Eyes Bill On Standard-Essential Patent Import Bans

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., warned Tuesday that it was time for lawmakers and enforcers to address competition concerns surrounding standard-essential patents, saying she was weighing legislation that would clarify whether the patents could be used to bar rivals' products from being imported into the country.

Klobuchar, who chairs the Senate's antitrust subcommittee, announced at the end of a hearing Tuesday on antitrust issues stemming from standard-essential patents that she was looking at legislation dealing with whether the U.S. International Trade Commission and the federal courts should...
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