FTC Chief Vows To Keep Pursuing SEP Abuses

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez vowed Friday to take a tough line on abuses of standard-essential patents and the standard-setting process as the smartphone wars continue to roil the technology sector.

Ramirez declined to speculate about what exactly the FTC would do next on standard-essential patents, but emphasized that the agency wasn't done with the issue yet.

"I remain very concerned about potential abuses relating to the standard-setting process," Ramirez said at the Fordham University 40th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law and Policy. "The...
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