• Schwartz Presentation on PAEs

    by  • December 11, 2012 • Faculty Workshops/ Conferences, Scholarship • 0 Comments

    On December 10, Professor David Schwartz participated in a Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice joint public workshop exploring “the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition and the implications for antitrust enforcement and policy.” Schwartz presented on a panel titled “Potential Harms from PAE Activity.”

    The Intellectual Asset Management blog profiled Professor Schwartz’s panel here, highlighting his recent article Analyzing the Role of Non-Practicing Entities in the Patent System (with J. Kesan). Read an excerpt from the blog post below:

    “One panel that looks to be very interesting is the one entitled ‘Potential Harms From PAE Activity,’ which is scheduled for the afternoon. Among those slated to appear is Michael Meurer who, along with James Bessen, has authored a number of widely-publicised books and papers that have been highly critical of NPEs and of the US patent system in general. Alongside him will be David Schwartz from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law who with co-author Jay Kesan produced a compelling paper that questioned some of the research Bessen and Meurer have done on NPEs and which raised concerns about a number of the conclusions the two have reached about them. The sparks could fly!”
    (Read more)

    Read Professor Schwartz’s article hereFor a previous Intellectual Asset Management blog post giving in-depth analysis of this article, click here.


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