FTC Chief Says Some Patent Trolls Manipulating The System

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 10:47 PM EST) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez warned Tuesday that even though there was not enough information available about the impact that patent assertion entities — less charitably known as patent trolls — have on competition, some companies were clearly taking advantage of flaws in the patent system.

As the agency gears up to dig into the effects PAEs have on competition, Ramirez urged stakeholders to weigh in on the design of the watchdog's proposed study at an American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law’s Intellectual Property...
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