Sham IP Claims Get Too Much Antitrust Slack, Reps. Hear

Law360, New York (February 17, 2012, 2:59 PM EST) -- Large corporations that bring unfounded intellectual property claims to quash smaller competitors have too much leeway to do so under the current antitrust regime, a Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC partner told a congressional subcommittee on Friday.

Speaking at a House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet hearing that addressed the scope of antitrust immunity under the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, J. Douglas Richards, the managing partner of Cohen Milstein's New York office, told lawmakers that under current case law the legal hurdles that an...
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