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Academics, Former Officials Balk At Delrahim's SEP Focus

Law360 (May 18, 2018, 8:39 PM EDT) -- A group of 77 academics and former government officials told Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim in a letter Thursday that his stance that U.S. standard-essential patent policies hurt innovation by going too far to reduce royalties cuts against “broad bipartisan legal and economic consensus."

Delrahim has irked tech giants and policymakers by repeatedly saying antitrust enforcers have focused too much on ensuring patent holders did not extort high royalties, though the Trump appointee tried to distance U.S. Department of Justice antitrust efforts from his sentiment. The letter from...
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