Antitrust Isn't 'Cure-All' For IP System Woes, Officials Say

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 8:02 PM EST) -- Antitrust agency officials and outside experts questioned Thursday whether concerns about patent assertion entities and other intellectual property enforcement issues could be addressed by competition enforcement, suggesting that the main fix may come from legislative and administrative patent reform.

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as outside attorneys and economic experts, warned at the American Bar Association's Antitrust Fall Forum that despite concerns about the effects some PAEs — less charitably referred to as "patent trolls" — and other...
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