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Mossoff Speaks at FTC, DOJ Workshop on Patent Assertion Entry Activities

On December 10 Professor Adam Mossoff was part of a public workshop that was held jointly by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., to explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy. 

The workshop's stated purpose was to examine the economic and legal implications of PAE activity, as distinct from prototypical "non-practicing entity" (NPE) activity, such as developing and transferring technology. The event consisted of a series of panels examining topics that included the legal treatment of PAE activity, economic theories concerning PAE activity and industry experiences. 

Mossoff took part in a panel discussion entitled "Potential Efficiencies from PAE Activity." He was joined by Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice, Charles River Associates, and  C. Graham Gerst, Partner, Global IP Law Group.

Watch a webcast of the program here.

Read Mossoff's op-ed on the conference topic here.