FTC Powers May Help Fight IP Theft, Ex-Commissioner Says

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission's power to police unfair competition could extend to cases in which a company uses stolen or unlicensed intellectual property to gain an advantage over rivals, former FTC Chairman William Kovacic said Wednesday.

Speaking at a panel discussion organized by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, Kovacic — who served as FTC chairman from 2008 to 2009 and is now a law professor at George Washington University — said he could envision the commission bringing a case that treats misappropriated intellectual...
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