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Mar 12

Standard Setting and Patents: Is Government Policy Harming Innovation?

Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies

Patent protection, which is specifically recognized in the Constitution, is a key property right that has become ever more important in the modern economy.  Recently, however, the Obama Administration has taken enforcement policy actions and made public pronouncements that suggest it supports limiting returns on patents that are vital to high tech industry, particularly in the area of standard setting.  Does this policy shift threaten to undermine innovation and growth in the American economy?  A panel of patent experts from government and the private sector will address this important question.

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The Honorable Joshua D. Wright
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

J. Gregory Sidak
President, Criterion Economics

Richard S.Taffett
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Alden  Abbott Alden Abbott

Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the John, Barbara, and Victoria Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow Read More