Standard-Setting Orgs Need To Toughen Policies: AAI

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT) -- The American Antitrust Institute urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to push standard-setting organizations to adopt tougher measures to curb the ability of a patent holder to manipulate the process of picking an industry standard.

In response to calls from the agency for comments on the competition complications that stem from organizations reaching an agreement to use a patented technology as an industry standard, the AAI said standard-setting organizations should have sufficient procedures in place designed to keep patent owners from taking advantage of the...
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