FTC Testifies Before Congress on Standard Essential Patents and How Patent “Hold-Up” Affects Competition

The Federal Trade Commission testified before a Senate subcommittee today on the topic of “patent hold-up” and explained how competition is affected when the owners of critical, standard-essential technology patents engage in this practice.  It also described the steps it has taken to ensure that U.S. consumers, product innovation, and the standard setting process are not harmed […]