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FTC to ITC: Limit Use of Import Bans, Please

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Jun 7, 2012, 4:30 PM

Not Sure I Agree.


This valiant effort by the FTC seems rather sidestepping. I'm not entirely sure this will solve. I look at it as more of a bandaid and overlooking the issue at hand. While I respect what may or may not be valid points on the part of patent holders, I feel the FTC should focus more on pressuring the patent office to review patents and decide what is relevant to retaining intellectual property vs a common standard in which the whole basis of technology benefits from said operations. Let the holders have first crack at what part of the operation would most benefit themselves and forfeit the rest for standard adoption.

John B.
Personally, I think patents in general have outlived their usefulness. They were once a tool for inventors to protect themselves while they try to bring a new product to market. Now, things are much faster, and patents are simply used to try to make...

Jun 7, 2012, 2:48 PM

Apple is the worst abuser

If they just limited Apple's use of import ban, it would have the same effect. Apple to import ban is what Ed McMahon was to junkmail.
I think you missed the point of what the FTC is requesting. They want to limit the use "standard essential" patent bans. These patents are required to be licensed under FRAND terms. Device makers have to use these no matter what, hence making them ...
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