FTC and DOJ Hearings

Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy

FTC and DOJ  cooperated during 2002 in a series of hearings entitled  Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy. Five days of the hearings focused in particular on IPR and standards setting and Antitrust or on closely related matters.  The hearings general web site is    http://www.ftc.gov/opp/intellect/index.htm The results of the hearings are in preparation and may take the form of a report to be made public later in 2003

The links below are direct excerpts from the hearings general web site to the 5 days of  standards-relevant  discussions on April 17 and April 18, May 22 and May 23 and November 6  

April 17, 2002 Patent Pools and Cross-Licensing: When Do They Promote or Harm Competition?

April 18, 2002 Standard-Setting Practices: Competition, Innovation and Consumer Welfare

Standard-Setting Practices:
Competition, Innovation and Consumer Welfare

Intellectual Property Strategies in Standards Activities

Licensing Terms in Standards Activities  

May 22 - 23, 2002 An International Comparative Law Perspective on the Relationship Between Competition and Intellectual Property

Refusals To License and Compulsory Licensing in the European Union, Canada, and Australia

Licensing in the European Union: The Technology Transfer Block Exemption and Agreements That Fall Outside its Scope

Asian Perspectives

November 6, 2002   Antitrust Law and Patent Landscapes

Standard Setting Organizations: Evaluating the Anticompetitive Risks Of Negotiating IP Licensing Terms and Conditions Before A Standard Is Set 

Relationships Among Competitors and Incentives to Compete: Cross-Licensing of Patent Portfolios, Grantbacks. Reach-Through Royalties and Non-Assertion Clauses

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