FTC's Ohlhausen Says Antitrust Enforcers Should Tiptoe On IP

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Antitrust enforcers must tread carefully when it comes to intellectual property rights, whether it's the Federal Trade Commission pursuing cases over standard-essential patents or Chinese officials mulling compulsory licensing to boost competition, Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen told Law360.

During the recent festivities in Beijing to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the country's Anti-Monopoly Law, Ohlhausen told an audience of Chinese academics and antitrust officials that nothing in U.S. antitrust law supported forcing companies to license their IP to rivals.

Ohlhausen told Law360 in an interview Tuesday that...
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