Antitrust Laws Shouldn't Stifle IP Rights: IP Pros

Law360, New York (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Licensing Executives Society, a group of about 6,000 intellectual property professionals in the U.S. and Canada, has urged the Obama administration to make sure antitrust enforcement doesn't hurt patentees' ability to license their patents.

In a letter to the president dated last Friday, LES President Francois Painchaud and Vice President Thomas A. Picone said that the U.S.' current intellectual property regime was basically “on track,” but proposed three new policies to encourage innovation and protect patent holders' rights.

“Innovation must reach the marketplace, and the...
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