Posts Tagged: ftc


When It Comes To Patents, John Oliver Takes The Easy Way Out

Mr. Oliver strongly misses the mark. It is not trial lawyers who are blocking the Innovation Act, as Mr. Oliver claims. Rather, it is a large swath …
4 months ago 12

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 …
6 months ago 0

Litigation abuse driving negative sentiment around patents

''[L]itigation abuse is driving so many of the issues and so much of the negative sentiment around patents generally. Certainly it’s important to ensure …
6 months ago 1

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 …
6 months ago 6

Notice letters and licensing communications are an important part of the U.S. patent system

Notice letters play an important role in the patent system. Indeed, as the Supreme Court has explained, ''[p]atents would be of little value if infringers …
6 months ago 2

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 …
7 months 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 …
9 months ago 0

FTC Bars Patent Assertion Entity From Using Deceptive Tactics

The settlement with MPHJ is the first time the FTC has taken action using its consumer protection authority against a patent assertion entity (PAE). PAEs are companies …
10 months ago 10

The Federal Trade Commission Celebrates 100 Years

The Federal Trade Commission recently hit a major milestone: on September 26, 2014, the consumer protection agency celebrated its 100th birthday. On the morning of Friday, November 7, the FTC …
10 months ago 0

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises

The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging …
10 months ago 4

FTC Sues to Stop Unlawful Blocking of Generic Androgel

The FTC is seeking a court judgment declaring that the defendants’ conduct violates the FTC Act, ordering the companies to disgorge their ill-gotten gains, and permanently barring …
12 months ago 0

FTC Alleges Amazon Unlawfully Billed Parents for Millions of Dollars in Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

Amazon.com, Inc. has billed parents and other account holders for millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children, according to a Federal Trade Commission …
1 year ago 0