Topic Archives: Intellectual Property

May 16, 2017Intellectual Property

Trump’s Impact on IP During His First 100 Days in Office

While President Trump has not been outspoken so far about intellectual property issues, his actions in his first 100 days in office have revealed that there may be upcoming changes to intellectual property law and policy. Trump’s actions indicate that his administration may seek to promote patent enforcement over antitrust issues, encourage review of administrative ...›

Updated Antitrust Guidelines for IP Licensing Issued by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property. The updated guidelines reflect several significant changes in antitrust and IP law that since 1995, including: the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines; the 2007 and ...›

December 6, 2016Intellectual Property

Trump and IP: is Change Afoot?

President-elect Trump has not made a strong public stand on intellectual property rights and patent policy, but his staunch pro-business stance could indicate that he favors strong U.S. intellectual property rights. A recent article by Morrison & Foerster’s Colette Reiner Mayer and Diek Van Nort identified two possible areas of reform: Patent Office Funding Venue ...›