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William DeVinney Examines Question of Whether Patent Trolls are Subject to Antitrust Laws

News / February 11, 2016

Counsel William DeVinney authored an article published February 5, 2016, by IP Frontline. The article, “Are Patent Trolls Vulnerable to Antitrust Claims?”, examines the question of whether patent aggregation entities (PAEs), also known as patent trolls, are subject to antitrust laws. DeVinney looks at recent cases that involved the antitrust question and concludes:

"The takeaway is that courts are divided on whether PAEs’ activities are subject to antitrust law, in particular whether it is possible to allege a proper relevant product market. The fact that they are divided, however, necessarily means that some courts are willing to allow a claim to go forward."

Read the article on IP Frontline.

Read the article on Antitrust Advocate blog.