FTC Should Have Taken N-Data Claims Further: Dell

Law360, New York (April 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's action against Negotiated Data Solutions LLC should have penalized the patent licensor for trying to illegally create a monopoly, thereby setting a standard that future private plaintiffs could look to for support, Dell Inc. has charged in a public comment to the agency.

The FTC was right to penalize N-Data for unfairly competing when it demanded royalities on Ethernet patents that had already been adopted as industry standards, Dell said in its comments, submitted on Monday.

But by asserting claims under...
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