Gov't Policy Statement On SEP Remedies Should Be Cabined

Law360 (January 6, 2020, 12:53 PM EST) -- A little over a year ago, Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, announced the division’s withdrawal from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and DOJ's 2013 Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary F/RAND Commitments.[1]

More recently, USPTO Director Andre Iancu signaled that his office likely would follow suit,[2] and so it came as no surprise that on Dec. 19, 2019 the USPTO, DOJ and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, jointly issued a new Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards-Essential Patents Subject to Voluntary F/RAND Commitments...

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