FTC Stands Against Essential-Patent Bans, But Fight Isn't Over

By Melissa Lipman (November 27, 2012, 7:49 PM EST) -- A recent Federal Trade Commission merger decision barring Robert Bosch GmbH from pursuing injunctions on certain standard-essential patents shows the kind of assurances the antitrust watchdog may seek in future cases over SEP injunctions, but the agency may have a harder time convincing companies to agree to similar terms outside of the merger context....

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