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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