Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Justice Department and Patent Office Issue Policy Statement on Patents - NYTimes.com

Likely to get some trolls trembling; on a related note, see Google Withdraws Patent Claims Against Microsoft (NYT)
“The consensus among policy makers on the perils of using standard patents as competitive weapons continues to build.
The Justice Department and the Patent and Trademark Office issued an unusual joint statement on Tuesday. Their move came after the Federal Trade Commission took an enforcement action last Thursday, as it closed its antitrust investigation of Google.”
Justice Department and Patent Office Issue Policy Statement on Patents - NYTimes.com
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