DOJ Issues Business Review Letter Pertaining to SSO Policy on Standard Essential Patents and RAND Commitments


William Díaz and Ryan Leske wrote this bylined article on the Justice Department Antitrust Division’s decision not to challenge a major professional association’s patent policy in setting technical performance standards, noting that the decision “continues the current trend in U.S. law limiting the rights of patent holders that make reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) rate commitments as part of the standard-setting process.”