is Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law, where he was Dean from 1990-2004, former Vice-Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission, Chairman of the Center for the Rule of Law (an independent, non-profit center of international scholars analyzing rule of law issues), and President of Cass & Associates, PC (a legal consultancy). Dean Cass also sits as an arbitrator or mediator for commercial, international, and intellectual property rights disputes, and is a United States member of the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. In addition, he is a member of the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has received five presidential appointments, spanning Presidents Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.
As judges, former judges and government officials, legal academics and economists who are experts in antitrust and intellectual property law, we write to express our support for your recent announcement that the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice will adopt an evidence-based approach in applying antitrust law equally to both innovators who develop and implementers who use technological standards in the innovation industries. We disagree with the letter recently submitted to you on January 24, 2018 by other parties who expressed their misgivings with your announcement of your plan to return to this sound antitrust policy.