The U.S. White House addresses frivolous patent litigation: impact on competition issues

On June 4, 2013, the White House announced a set of executive actions and legislative recommendations to address the issue of frivolous litigation brought by companies that assert patents without also manufacturing a product based on those patents. That same day, the National Economic Council, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Office of Science & Technology Policy released a report, Patent Assertion and U.S. Innovation, detailing the effects that these companies, also known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), have on the U.S. economy. In the announcement, President Obama outlined five executive actions and seven legislative recommendations designed to protect innovation and help make the patent system more efficient. Several of the legislative recommendations are

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  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)

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Gary A. MacDonald, John H. Lyons, John M. Nannes, The U.S. White House addresses frivolous patent litigation: impact on competition issues, 4 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 53094

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