The Evolving IP MarketPlace
(December 5, 2008)
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will begin a series of hearings to explore the evolving market for intellectual property (IP) on Friday, December 5, 2008. The hearings will examine changes in intellectual property law, patent-related business models, and new learning regarding the operation of the IP marketplace since the FTC issued its October 2003 report, To Promote Innovation: The Proper Balance of Competition and Patent Law and Policy (the FTC IP Report). The discussion on December 5th will be divided among three panels: (1) an overview of developing business models; (2) recent and proposed changes in remedies law; (3) changes in legal doctrines that affect the value and licensing of patents. The event is free and open to the public.
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