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Patent Trolls and Nigerian Scammers

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What do patent trolls and Nigerian princes have in common? Two things come to mind. First, if you get an email from either one, nothing good can come from it. Second, hardly anybody falls for either scam. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the most notorious patent assertion entity (otherwise known as a patent troll) has agreed to a consent decree. Which means they have agreed to halt their deceptive business practices. Of course, Read More >

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Federal Trade Commission holds “Evolving IP Marketplace” hearing on Friday, April 17, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is hosting another meeting in a series entitled “The Evolving IP Marketplace.”

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Is the FTC well-suited to take on IP/Patent policy?

On December 5, 2008 the Federal Trade Commission held the first in a series of hearings entitled: The Evolving IP Marketplace. According to the FTC, the hearings are intended to examine changes in intellectual property law and patent-related business models since the FTC issued its October 2003 report, entitled To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy A Report by the Federal Trade Commission. December 5th’s hearing featured CAFC Chief Read More >

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