Posts in Federal Trade Commission


FTC Report on Drug Patent Settlements Shows Substantial Decrease in Pay-for-Delay Deals

The number of these potentially anticompetitive deals has fallen significantly following the Supreme Court’s landmark antitrust decision in FTC v. Actavis in 2013. The total number of …

Samsung enters self-driving car market, Musk’s Hyperloop and Bloomberg big data initiative

Yet another tech developer known for consumer electronics is getting into the autonomous vehicle market, a sign that we can continue to expect disruption for the conventional …
By Steve Brachmann 2 months ago 2

Oracle Settles FTC Charges of Deception About Java Updates

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Oracle has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers about the security provided by updates to its Java …
By Gene Quinn 2 months ago 0

FTC cracking down on bogus health products

The federal regulatory agency in charge of assessing health claims for goods and services sold to American consumers is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. …
By Steve Brachmann 3 months ago 0

FTC concerned over weak consumer provisions in automotive cybersecurity rules

At the end of October, the FTC again made a push on Capitol Hill for stronger data privacy standards, this time dealing specifically with the idea of …
By Steve Brachmann 4 months ago 0

Aspen Forum panel explores international Internet regulations, territoriality issues

Territoriality has been a difficult aspect of public international law to apply to the Internet and information technology sectors. It’s a central aspect of the current …
By Steve Brachmann 5 months ago 0

Google surveillance programs bring out the creepier side of tech

The mainstream media has been aflame over a recently unveiled Google innovation which poses an Orwellian challenge to family privacy in the eyes of some critics. A …
By Steve Brachmann 9 months ago 0

Net neutrality creates murky Internet waters for consumers

Netflix raised a lot of ire in recent weeks when it negotiated a sponsored data agreement with two Australian ISPs. Those sponsored data agreements, which ensure that …
By Steve Brachmann 10 months ago 1

FTC Approves Final Order Barring PAE From Using Deceptive Tactics

The order bars the company, MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC, and its law firm from making deceptive representations when asserting patent rights. The settlement with MPHJ, announced in …
By Federal Trade Commission 11 months ago 0

Demand Letter Legislation Must be Narrowly Tailored

An effort to address bad actors may unnecessarily create significant hurdles for innovators seeking to enforce or license the rights to their own innovations. The fear of …

Internet of Things fuels privacy fears at Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission is hoping to take a lead role in shaping best practices for privacy and security in the growing Internet of Things. Near the …
By Steve Brachmann 1 year ago 0

Sony Settles FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PlayStation Vita Gaming Console

The FTC’s complaint against Sony charges the company with making false claims about the PS Vita’s “cross platform gaming” or “cross-save” feature. Sony claimed, for …