Tillis Slams DOJ's Plan To Revise Policy On Essential Patents

By James Arkin (January 21, 2022, 7:22 PM EST) -- Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., the top Republican on the Senate's intellectual property subcommittee, criticized U.S. Department of Justice officials over a recent draft policy statement seeking to reverse a Trump-era policy that made it easier for holders of standard-essential patents to seek injunctive relief in court.

The Trump policy replaced the previous stance of U.S. competition enforcers, which was that patent holders could face antitrust claims from the government if they sought court injunctions against use of their patents without engaging in what enforcers believed were sufficient efforts to negotiate a licensing deal on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms. Since the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!