Carte Blanche for SSOs? The Antitrust Division’s Business Review Letter on the IEEE’s Patent Policy Update

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Stuart Chemtob, Mar 16, 2015

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice failed to give adequate attention to the effects on innovation incentives when issuing a favorable Business Review Letter to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. regarding the IEEE’s Update to its patent policy. Instead, the DOJ appears to have based its conclusion that the Update will have pro-competitive effects on policy preferences rather than a careful Rule of Reason analysis.

The DOJ’s devaluing of concerns about…

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