AAI Applauds FTC’s Efforts on Google Consent Order

The AAI submitted a letter to the FTC applauding the Commission for effectively establishing an unequivocal position through the Google consent order, that (1) a new owner of standard-essential patents (SEPs) that are subject to a prior owner’s F/RAND commitments should deem itself bound by those F/RAND commitments; and (2) those F/RAND commitments should generally preclude the SEP owner from seeking injunctive relief or an exclusion order.

The letter was accompanied by a recent AAI patent report: “An American Perspective from the Crossroads of Antitrust and Intellectual Property.