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Cross Writes about Updated IP Licensing and Antitrust Guidelines from DOJ and FTC

02 Dec 2016

In August 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a proposed update of their jointly issued "Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property." The update replaces guidelines last issued in 1995. Jeffery M. Cross, a member of the Litigation Practice Group and Antitrust & Trade Regulation Group, reviews the new guidelines, noting that they reflect how the DOJ and the FTC will approach restraints in the licensing of IP as well as provide a valuable framework for the analysis of application of the antitrust laws to this aspect of the economy. His article on this topic, “IP Licensing and Antitrust: The DOJ/FTC Guidelines,” was published in the December 2016-January 2017 issue of Today's General Counsel magazine. The article is the latest installment in his series "The Antitrust Litigator" as a member of the magazine’s editorial advisory board.

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