Competition Law & Patent Assertion Entities: What Antitrust Enforcers Can Do
with special keynote address by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The National Press Club
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Patent assertion entities, commonly referred to as patent trolls, have received a lot of attention recently. In the last five years, lawsuits by patent assertion entities have increased more than 250% and now account for more than 60% of all patent litigation.
The White House just issued a series of executive orders and proposals in an effort to curb the growing troll problem and protect competition and innovation. Congress is also considering legislation to provide additional relief. The powers of our nation's antitrust regulators, however, are often overlooked.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and The American Antitrust Institute invite you to a panel discussion to examine the unique role these competition watchdogs can play in combating the growing problems in our patent system.
Registration will open at 12:00pm and the program will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Complimentary lunch will be served.
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