Antitrust & Intellectual Property Advisory: Antitrust Agencies Release Intellectual Property Report, Cover Little New Ground

Nearly five years after they held joint hearings on the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have issued a report on the topic. Although touted as providing the first insight into the agencies' views since their 1995 Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property ("Antitrust-IP Guidelines"), the Joint Report on Antitrust Enforcement and Intellectual Property Rights ("Joint Report") breaks relatively little new ground.

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